Temple of Jupiter

Click the “Excerpts” tab (above) and consider reading some of the 13 short stories listed in the dropdown menu. They have unique historical insights as well as interesting insights into the personalities of the main characters. You may enjoy them even if you’re not interested in the full story.

Here are just a few lines from the stories:

 Julius Caesar speaks his last words:
— When Marcus Brutus came at him, Caesar said, “You, too, my child?” He spoke no more. — 

Octavian is furious with Mark Antony;
— Octavian leaned forward and said in a voice that sounded more like a growl, “Let me make sure I heard this correctly. Antony actually had dinner with Cassius, at his house, on the very night of the assassination!”—

Cicero discusses Julius Caesar with Octavian and others;
— “I don’t know that we could say that we were good friends because we were usually opposing each other on political matters, but even so, I’ll say that he was a good-natured and cordial man.” —

Octavian speaks out after the assassination:
—- Caesar wasn’t just my friend. He’s now my father. He wasn’t just my companion in arms. He was my commander in chief. And most important, he wasn’t a victim of war. He was the victim of godless butchery in the Senate. —-