Cinna Poet Fatally confused with Cinna the conspirator
An introduction to Julius Caesar Deals with Roman generals and the life and times of ancient Rome It is a political play about a general who would be king, but who, because of his own PRIDE and AMBITION, meets an untimely death Shakespeare says that good government must be based upon morality.
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.
A timeline based on real events 100 B.C.60 B.C.58 B.C.44 B.C.0 B.C Rome was a democracya triumvirate (a three-man rule) Caesar was made Shakespeare writes of Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey Governor of GaulJulius Caesar was formed to govern Rome.
5 Acts Acts 1 and 2- deal with conspiracy against Caesar Act 3- the climax of the play with Caesars death Act 4- consequences of the plot Act 5- the fate of the assassins