Caesar/Piso Timeline



BCE (Before Common Era), same as BC (Before Christ)
CE (Common Era), same as AD (Anno Domini)

66 BCE

Pompey (with the help of Julius Caesar) takes over as commander from Lucullus after Lucullus botches the campaign against Pontus, the Piso homeland. Pompey conquers Pontus, forces the king to commit suicide, and goes on to conquer Jerusalem!

59 BCE

Pompey marries Julia, Caesar's daughter.  Julius Caesar marries Calpurnia Piso, daughter of Lucius.  Lucius Piso, Caesar's father-in-law, is a close friend of Crassus, the richest man in Rome. The marriages are intended to cement relationships.  Caesar is extremely unfaithful to Calpurnia, although she remains faithful to him.

52 BCE

Crassus is killed after being captured in battle.  Caesar has no need of Lucius Piso after the death of Crassus, but he remains married to Calpurnia.  He has many extramarital affairs, including one with Cleopatra.

47 BCE

Ptolemy XIII is found dead in the Nile at Alexandria
under suspicious circumstances.  (He was 10 years old.)  Caesar's troops (many of whom are Jewish) are suspected.  Caesar uses Jewish troops for the Alexandrian conquest, in which the Piso-controlled city of Alexandria is conquered.  Cleopatra attempts to distract Caesar from the activities of her relative Pharnaces II, ruler of Pontus, but Caesar gets wind of the uprising in Pontus and takes two Legions there.  Julius Caesar defeats Pontus (the Piso homeland) at Zela, destroying the Zoroastrian temple and forcing the king to commit suicide.  He writes the words VENI VIDI VICI, "I Came. I Saw. I Conquered."

44 BCE

On March 15 Julius Caesar is assassinated.  The assassins stab him 23 times.  Lucius Piso reads Caesar's testament (the "old testament"?) the same day, while the body is still warm.  Caesar leaves almost everything to the citizens of Rome, to be divided equally.  The remainder is left to his adopted son Octavian, with nothing left to his wife Calpurnia other than the amount given to any other Roman citizen.

60 CE

Gaius Calpurnius Piso, writes Ur Marcus, the first version of the Gospel of Mark.  Gaius and co-conspirators attempt to assassinate Nero and are caught.  In this "Pisonian Conspiracy" Gaius is forced to commit suicide.

66 CE

Rome conquers Jerusalem, renaming the city Jupiter Capitolanum.  Piso and Flavian family members write the New Testament, incorporating Ur Marcus as the Book of Mark.  The Old Testament was both the Torah and (secretly) the "last will and testament" of Julius Caesar.  The Piso family despised Julius Caesar and the Jewish people for reasons that should be obvious given the above history.


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