Julius Caesar

Spanish archaeologists find spot in Rome where assassins stabbed Caesar

A picture released by the Spanish National Research Council shows the spot where Julius Caesar is believed to have been attacked, at the foot of the Curia of Pompey. Photo: AFP

Archaeologists believe they have found the exact spot in Rome where Julius Caesar was fatally stabbed on March 15, 44BC.

Friday, 12 October, 2012, 4:04am

The Ides of March

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman Director: George Clooney Category: IIB

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Veni Vedi Vici ticks all the boxes to conquer Valley

With a handy weight, a nice draw and a step up in trip, Veni Vedi Vici is ready to come, see and conquer the Happy Valley 1,650m tonight in the France Galop Cup.

6 May 2009 - 12:00am

Trialled and tested: United Efforts set to resume career

United Efforts has been off the scene since September after suffering a bleeding attack, but the Irish-bred galloper looks set to get his career back on track, judging by the evidence of his barrier trial win at Sha Tin last Friday.

1 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Special Days can dazzle for 'Dream Team' with weight pull

A big drop in weight and a return to his favourite course and distance should see the final event fall to the 'Dream Team' of John Size and Douglas Whyte with Special Days.

30 Nov 2008 - 12:00am


A game of football and a night at the opera make the perfect day out for the former ballerina.

1 AC Milan: 'I'm a huge football fan.'

2 Ballet shoes: 'I will always have a pair.'

3 Capri: 'It holds many memories.'

4 Chanel 2.55: 'The bag is a classic. My mother gave me my first one.'

7 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Ripping yarn

He didn't plan to be a poster boy for those who say children nowadays are mollycoddled and discouraged from having good, old-fashioned fun. But Con Iggulden, author of The Dangerous Book for Boys, isn't complaining.

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Caesar - The Life of a Colossus

Caesar - The Life of a Colossus

by Adrian Goldsworthy

Phoenix, HK$165

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Julius Caesar sets the scene for victory

Four mainland students have won a tour of Shakespeare's England after scooping a China-wide drama contest with their performance of a scene from Julius Caesar.

Ancient Rome was given contemporary relevance - Chinese style - with tai chi practice in the piazza in the lead-up to Caesar's fateful appearance in the Roman senate on the Ides of March.

27 May 2006 - 12:00am

It's about time

Most visitors to Rome head straight for the Coliseum, the Palatine Hill, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps or the Vatican. But to experience Rome as it was thousands of years ago, visit the Time Elevator, a hi- tech ride and one of the city's newest attractions.

13 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Ask mr Brain...all will be explained

Why do cats not like getting wet? Although most domestic cats don't seem to like water, there are certain breeds such as the Turkish Vans and Turkish Angoras that love it. Their cousins in the wild do not always avoid it either. It seems that cats found in hot regions such as tigers, lions, jaguars and ocelots do actually quite like water.

19 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Caesar starts pioneer paper

Who came up with the idea for newspapers? In 59 BC Julius Caesar started what might be called the first newspaper, the Acta Diurna.

These handwritten reports were posted around Rome, giving news about laws, elections, battles, trials, births, deaths and marriages.

20 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Logic versus emotion

There is a rather chilling episode at the end of the third act of Julius Caesar. Mark Antony has delivered his famous oration ('friends, Romans, countrymen') and roused the mob to fury over Caesar's assassination.

21 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

When Caesar bites back

IN commemoration of Hongkong's former transport secretary, Alan Scott - Day Four.

As Governor of the Cayman Islands, Scott is required to pay a goodwill visit to the local mental sanatorium.

10 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

The good that actors do lives after them

I MUST confess an appetite for a three-hour feast of the Bard; yet Shakespeare, served up in short, sharp snacks and well-done, can be very satisfying indeed, as Performance Exchange proved in their Fringe Theatre production of Julius Caesar.

25 Jan 1993 - 12:00am