ancient roman forum

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The Palatine Hill, the oldest part of the city of Rome. During the Republican period many patricians and wealthy Romans lived on the Palatine. In the Imperial period, several emperors resided there.

The Forum Romanum is on one side of the hill while the Circus Maximus is on the other.

Since ancient Roman history hasn’t changed much since the Ides of March of 2016, I still bet that everyone in the Forum was shocked on this day in the year 44 BC when they heard about Julius Caesar’s assassination. He was killed by a group of 60 Senators which included his good friend, Marcus Brutus. Beware the Ides of March! - Harry #Et tu, Brute?