Gaius Cassius Longinus


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Noun1.Gaius Cassius Longinus - prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar (died in 42 BC)
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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.

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