Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar vrs. The Historical Caesar
Gaius Julius Caesar was born in 100 BC, and assassinated 56 years later. In that time, he was captured by, and slew the offending, pirates, became questor, ponifex maximus, propretor, a member of the First Triumvirate, Consul, and diatator. He defeated the Helvetii, invaded Britain, and fought the Gauls. He crossed the river Rubicon and started the 49 BC Civil War. A year later, he defeated the great Pompey
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villain, one who wishes to destroy the great republic of Rome, though the truth is that this is what he was. He wanted to be king, there is no doubt in my mind of this, yet he was prevented by men who cared more for the State than for their own lives.
SUETONIUS, The Twelve Caesars, 1957
PLUTARCH, Lives of the Noble Romans, 1959
BAKER, Barton, Kermode, et al., eds., The Riverside Shakespeare (Second Edition)