Ancient Rome. Quotes. Shakespeare. Julius Caesar, The Person. Julius Caesar, The Play. Shakespeare. The actual date of Shakespeare's birth is not known, but, traditionally, April 23 has been Shakespeare's accepted birthday. Shakespeare.
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Julius Caesar, The Person
Julius Caesar, The Play
The actual date of Shakespeare's birth is not known, but, traditionally, April 23 has been Shakespeare's accepted birthday.
A house on Henley Street in Stratford, England, owned by William's father, John, is accepted as Shakespeare's birth place.
Shakespeare was a first-rate actor. He then became actor-manager and part-owner in the Blackfriars and afterwards the Globe Theatres.
Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems.
Shakespeare’s plays have been translated into every major living language, and they are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Julius Caesar was a Roman military and political leader. He played a critical role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.
Caesar was a politician and general of the Roman republic who greatly extended the Roman empire before seizing power and making himself dictator of Rome.
Julius Caesar's bloody assassination on March 15, 44 B.C., forever marked March 15, or the Ides of March, as a day of infamy.
The Roman Republic was established in 509 B.C. after Roman nobles overthrew the king. Under this new government, the Senate became the most powerful body.
Ladder of Political Advancement
Ancient Rome was situated on seven hills and its monumental public buildings - the Colosseum, the Forum of Trajan, and the Pantheon - made the city the "capital of the world" under the emperors.
Pictorial Tour of Rome
Brutusis one of the men who assassinate Caesar in the Senate.
Mark Antony is one of the Triumvirs (leaders) who rule Rome following Caesar's assassination.
Cassius is one of the original conspirators against Caesar.
Calphurnia is the wife of Caesar who begs him not to go to the Senate on "the ides of March."
Portia isthe wife of Marcus Brutus who tries to learn from Brutus the assassination conspiracy he is hiding from her.
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him". Quote (Act III, Scene II).
"Et tu, Brute!" Quote (Act III, Scene I).
"Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings". - (Quote Act I, Scene II).
"Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more". Quote (Act III, Scene II).
"Beware the ides of March". - (Quote Act I, Scene II).