Ista quidem vis est? (What violence is this?), Demanded César. Then came the trembling stab of Servilio Casca, who barely managed to hurt him on the shoulder, followed by Casio Longino's wound, the rest was a whirlwind of blindness for Cesar. Pompey's statue witnessed the twenty-three stabs that ended his life. Caesar's ring rolled across the bloody floor ... and its tinkling resonates in the pages of this book so that you, reader, will be able to unite the end with the beginning of Julius Caesar.