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Julius Caesar


Julius Caesar was proclaimed dictator perpetuus (dictator for life).
  the most famous of Rome’s generals and leaders (100-44 BC)
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Julius Caesar was never emperor of the Roman Empire because Rome was a Republic during his lifetime. He was assassinated by senators (including his friend Brutus as told in Shakespeare’s play) who feared that he was taking too much power from the senators. The assassination restored the Republic, but provoked a civil war which led to the autocratic Roman Empire. Emperors of that empire took the last name Caesar because of him.
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  • Julius Caesar was proclaimed dictator perpetuus (dictator for life).
  • Some of the greatest figures in Earth’s history were actually the product of humans and the Loric, including Buddha, Aristotle, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • I could understand the class not knowing Richard Nixon, Napoleon, Julius Caesar, or Alexander the Great, but I could not see how black children living in the latter half of the twentieth century could fail to know Sidney Poitier, Wilt Chamberlain, or Willie Mays.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Last year the play was Julius Caesar, and Cordelia got to be part of the crowd.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • If Julius Caesar came back from the dead, he would’ve had no trouble recognizing Reyna’s troops as worthy soldiers of Rome.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He knew who killed Julius Caesar.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Bad Beginning
  • We need a Julius Caesar, except that he made himself dictator, and died for it.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar .
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Snowball, who had studied an old book of Julius Caesar’s campaigns which he had found in the farmhouse, was in charge of the defensive operations.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • As they spoke, the only thing I could think about was that scene from Julius Caesar where Brutus stabs him in the back.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember

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  • They still talk of my Julius Caesar.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Comrade Ogilvy, who had never existed in the present, now existed in the past, and when once the act of forgery was forgotten, he would exist just as authentically, and upon the same evidence, as Charlemagne or Julius Caesar.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Or Rome at the time of Julius Caesar?
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • Julius Caesar The impatience of the savages who lingered about the prison of Uncas, as has been seen, had overcome their dread of the conjurer’s breath.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • I did enact Julius Caesar; I was kill’d i’ the Capitol; Brutus killed me.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Pettingill was a cousin of the Bank president’s wife and a famous authority on the ruins of Pompeii; the Bank president was an ardent admirer of Julius Caesar and had once, while in Rome, spent an hour and a quarter in reverent inspection of the Coliseum.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • They say Julius Caesar gave Servilia a pearl worth ₣120,000 in our currency.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Supposedly Julius Caesar nicknamed our legion ’Tulminata’—armed with lightning—because of what the eagle could do.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Harding, according to Russell, could have put on a toga and stepped onstage in a production of Julius Caesar.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • O Julius Caesar, thou art mighty yet!
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • It was Covent Garden Theatre that I chose; and there, from the back of a centre box, I saw Julius Caesar and the new Pantomime.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Had Pyrrhus not fallen by a beldam’s hand in Argos or Julius Caesar not been knifed to death.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Granpa taken the side of Julius Caesar in his killing.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • They were in Julius Caesar now and the stage direction "Alarum" confused Katie.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • And on the wall of another closet there was written in backhand in beautiful writing: Julius Caesar wrote The Calico Belly.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • "And none so poor," he muttered to a reporter, echoing Julius Caesar, "to do me reverence."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • How many a time have we mourned over the dead body of Julius Caesar, and to be’d and not to be’d, in this very room, for his amusement?
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the battlefields of Gaul.
    Richard Lederer  --  A Brief History of the World
  • Also a man might go far, as he himself had done, by strict attention to plays called Lear and Julius Caesar, both much in demand by examiners.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Ammu had told them the story of Julius Caesar and how he was stabbed by Brutus, his best friend, in the Senate.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Julius Caesar, the boldest, wisest, and bravest of captains, was charged with being ambitious, and not particularly cleanly in his dress, or pure in his morals.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • You ask yourself, how would all them ancestors of yours, away to Julius Caesar—not to go beyond him at present—have borne that blow; you remember scores of them that would have borne it well; and you bear it well on their accounts, and to maintain the family credit.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The boy sat beside the bed and his mother read out of a very long book all about how the priest had acted in front of the bishop the part of Julius Caesar: there was a fish basket at her feet, and the fish were bleeding, wrapped in her handkerchief.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • I have heard that Julius Caesar Grew fat with feasting there.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • By this means it was, that Julius Caesar, who was set up by the People against the Senate, having won to himselfe the affections of his Army, made himselfe Master, both of Senate and People.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Henrietta wandered away with Mr. Bantling, whom it was apparently delightful to her to hear speak of Julius Caesar as a "cheeky old boy," and Ralph addressed such elucidations as he was prepared to offer to the attentive ear of our heroine.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • — Did Julius Caesar build that place, my lord?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • Possibly that was all that Julius Caesar required.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • The Romans would find that auspicious—the first day of the month named for Julius Caesar.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • And then, of course, there was Julius Caesar, the victim of the most famous assassination in history.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • You’ve only read my Julius Caesar and even I don’t understand half of what they’re talking about.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • "Julius Caesar," John said.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • "I read Julius Caesar in school," I told him.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • Are you talking about Lena, or Julius Caesar?
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • The famous gentlemen of Asia and Europe have been of this strong type: Saladin,[387] Sapor,[388] the Cid,[389] Julius Caesar,[390] Scipio,[391] Alexander,[392] Pericles,[393] and the lordliest personages.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • They didn’t always agree with his political opinions—Roosevelt was the faultless descendant of Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Abraham Lincoln—but they felt he had a fine head and would have gone far in politics.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • So you do not know those thespian faces that can embody the features of a Julius Caesar, a Goethe, and a Beethoven all in one, but whose owners, the moment they open their mouths, prove to be the most miserable ninnies under the sun.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Many plays, among them Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, have no sex complications: the thread of their action can be followed by children who could not understand a single scene of Mrs Warren’s Profession or Iris.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren’s Profession
  • Henrietta wandered away with Mr. Bantling, whom it was apparently delightful to her to hear speak of Julius Caesar as a "cheeky old boy," and Ralph addressed such elucidations as he was prepared to offer to the attentive ear of our heroine.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
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