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Philip and Weller hugging

Welcome to my web site, now under development for more than twenty years.   
-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Note to Julius Caesar, 1.1.31, "triumph"

Julius Caesar,
Act 1, Scene 1, line 31
to see Caesar and to rejoice in his triumph: —The triumphal procession of a conquering general was a Roman custom. There was lots to see—soldiers, chariots, prisoners, and loot. The Romans got to rejoice in Roman victory and in the conquest of new countries. However, as Marullus will point out, there will be no foreign captives or foreign treasure this time, because Caesar defeated fellow Romans. The leaders of the losing side were Pompey's sons. The battle took place in Munda, Spain, on March 17, 45 B.C.

Roman Triumph by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
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