Cassius Longinus


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Cas·sius Lon·gi·nus

 (kăsh′əs lŏn-jī′nəs), Gaius Died 42 bc.
Roman general and politician who was a leading member of the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar.
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Cassius Longinus

(ˈkæsɪəs lɒnˈdʒaɪnəs)
n
(Biography) Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs). died 42 bc, Roman general: led the conspiracy against Julius Caesar (44); defeated at Philippi by Antony (42)
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Cas′sius Lon•gi′nus

(ˈkæʃ əs lɒnˈdʒaɪ nəs)
n.
Gaius, died 42 B.C., Roman general: leader of the conspiracy against Julius Caesar.
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Noun1.Cassius Longinus - prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar (died in 42 BC)
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Cassius Longinus, Ars Rhetorica, 565.8-13: "[phrase omitted]"; <<Mas, para mi, lo propuesto es este cierto objetivo y canon, a saber: hacer un repaso del arte en los terminos mas breves para los que han estudiado como discipulos estos asuntos tanto frecuente como sucesivamente, y para los que, no sin practica ni sin preparacion, mediante libros pueden observar estos asuntos cuyo metodo ordene en lineamientos>>.
The ominous phrase bore fruit when Julius Caesar was assassinated as part of a larger conspiracy involving eight Roman senators, including Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus, on March 15, 44 BC.
Julius Caesar carried it in battle until he gave it to a centurion who saved his life in Gaul, Gaius Cassius Longinus. Longinus later stood at Golgotha and watched with his weak eyesight as Christ was crucified just outside Jerusalem.