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Ancient Rome & Caesar

An Introduction to Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar, The Man

Born July 13, 100 B.C.Died March 15, 44 B.C.Assumed various political and military

roles before becoming a dictator“Cowards die many times before their

deaths; the valiant never taste death but once.” (Caesar, II.ii)

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Rise of Caesar

As a Roman general, Caesar brought his army back to Rome to engage incivil war against the senate in 49 B.C. (war lasted 3 yrs)

Caesar defeated Pompey (general of the senators) and declared himself dictator (ended the republican system)

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Facts About the Play

Setting: 44 B.C., Ancient Rome toward the end of the Roman Republic

Probable year of writing the play = 1599Total number of Acts in the play = 5Total number of Scenes in the play = 18Total number of Lines in the play = 1450Longest Act in the play = Act III (603 lines)Shortest Act in the play = Act V (354 lines)Longest scene in the play = Act II Sc. i (336 lines)Shortest scene in the play = Act V Sc. ii (6 lines)

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Basilica Julia

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Roman Forum

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Carcer

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Forum of Julius Caesar

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Basilica Aemilia

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Sacred Way

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House of Vestals

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Palace of Caligula

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Palace of Tiberius