“Beware the Ides of March.” The Ides of March is a date notorious for the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C, corresponding to modern calendars as March 15th. Ancient authors reference the dagger used by Marcus Brutus to stab Caesar as a pugio, other contemporary writings of the time agree that all conspirators made the pugio their weapon of choice for the assassination of Caesar, some later even killing themselves with the same weapon they put to their dictator's throat. The pugio dagger was a favorite amongst high ranking military for assassinations or suicide, due to it’s easy concealability in Roman robes.
The event is surrounded by historical mystique--not long after Caesar’s death, a new comet was observed in the sky, which people believed to be the soul of Caesar being received among the spirit of immortal gods; this observation spawned a cult that built the Temple of Caesar. The only place in the world where a comet was the entire object of worship, the Temple of Caesar is now mostly in ruins. Yet, three prominent Corinthian columns still stand, connecting us to the remnants of what was.
The Temple of Caesar triptych comes in the Latin named shades of the marble found at the site.
Coracinus features an onyx resin handle marbled with granite veins. Matte black powder-coated stainless steel blade. Each handle is marbled and cast by hand for a one-of-kind finish.
Amygdala features ivory resin handle marbled with black and white veins. Matte black powder-coated stainless steel blade. Each handle is marbled and cast by hand for a one-of-kind finish.