Crossing the Rubicon

You’ve probably heard the saying, “We’ve already passed the Rubicon.”  It means passing the point of no return.

Do you know where we got that saying?

The Rubicon is a river in Italy.

When Julius Caesar took his army past the line demarcated by the river, it was an act of insurrection against Rome…  Guess he’d just have to push on and take the whole enchilada under his wing.

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Suetonius’s account depicts Caesar as undecided as he approached the river, and attributes the crossing to a supernatural apparition. The phrase “crossing the Rubicon” has survived to refer to any individual or group committing itself irrevocably to a risky or revolutionary course of action, similar to the modern phrase “passing the point of no return“.


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