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Published on Mar 17, 2011
Caesar was murdered IDIBUS MARTIIS (on the Ides of March / 15th of March).
The 17th of March, on the third day -TERTIA DIE - he was cremated and deified by the people:
LECTUM PRO ROSTRIS IN FORUM MAGISTRATUS ET HONORIBUS FUNCTI DETULERUNT. QUEM CUM PARS IN CAPITOLINI IOVIS CELLA CREMARE PARS IN CURIA POMPEI DESTINARET, REPENTE DUO QUIDAM GLADIIS SUCCINCTI AC BINA IACULA GESTANTES ARDENTIBUS CEREIS SUCCENDERUNT CONFESTIMQUE CIRCUMSTANTIUM TURBA VIRGULTA ARIDA ET CUM SUBSELLIIS TRIBUNALIA, QUICQUID PRAETEREA AD DONUM ADERAT, CONGESSIT. DEINDE TIBICINES ET SCAENICI ARTIFICES VESTEM, QUAM EX TRIUMPHORUM INSTRUMENTO AD PRAESENTEM USUM INDUERANT, DETRACTAM SIBI ATQUE DISCISSAM INIECERE FLAMMAE ET VETERANORUM MILITUM LEGIONARII ARMA SUA, QUIBUS EXCULTI FUNUS CELEBRABANT; MATRONAE ETIAM PLERAEQUE ORNAMENTA SUA, QUAE GEREBANT, ET LIBERORUM BULLAS ATQUE PRAETEXTAS "The bier on the rostra was carried down into the Forum by magistrates and ex-magistrates; and while some were urging that it be burned in the temple of Jupiter on the Capitol, and others in the Hall of Pompey, on a sudden two beings with swords by their sides and brandishing a pair of darts set fire to it with blazing torches, and at once the throng of bystanders heaped upon it dry branches, the judgment seats with the benches, and whatever else could serve as an offering. Then the musicians and actors tore off their robes, which they had taken from the equipment of his triumphs and put on for the occasion, rent them to bits and threw them into the flames, and the veterans of the legions the arms with which they had adorned themselves for the funeral; many of the women too, offered up the jewels which they wore and the amulets and robes of their children. (Suetonius, Divus Iulius 84,3-4)
IN DEORUM NUMERUM RELATUS EST, NON ORE MODO DECERNENTIUM SED ET PERSUASIONE VOLGI "He was numbered among the gods, not only by a formal decree, but also in the conviction of the common people." (Suetonius, Divus Iulius 88)