12 An introduction to Julius Caesar Deals with Roman generals and the life and times of ancient RomeIt is a political play about a general who would be king, but who, because of his own PRIDE and AMBITION, meets an untimely deathShakespeare says that good government must be based upon morality.
13 What was going on in Rome during this time? For centuries, Romans debated and even fought civil wars while trying to decide whether a MONARCHY, a REPUBLIC, or a DICTATORSHIP was the best form of government.
14 A timeline based on real events 100 B.C. 60 B.C B.C. 44 B.C. 0 B.CRome was a democracy a triumvirate (a three-man rule) Caesar was made Shakespeare writes of Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey Governor of Gaul Julius Caesarwas formed to govern Rome.
15 5 Acts Acts 1 and 2- deal with conspiracy against Caesar Act 3- the climax of the play with Caesar’s deathAct 4- consequences of the plotAct 5- the fate of the assassins