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On this day in the year 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was assassinated in Rome. Listen to the Lit2Go audio recording of William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, read the text, and explore the many resources on Ancient Rome from FCIT websites.

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Listen on Lit2Go

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar audiobook is a part of the William Shakespeare collection on the Lit2Go website. Duration: 2 hours, 21 minutes.

PDFs of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Eighteen separate PDFs are available—one for each scene in the play. To download a PDF, select the desired scene and then click the “Passage PDF” button. Reading level: 11.0. Total word count: 21,799.

Servant Brings Word of Sacrifice

A servant brings Caesar word that the priests could not find a heart among the entrails of a sacrifice.

Calpurnia Entreats Caesar

Caesar’s wife, Calpurnia, begs him not to go outdoors.

Artemidorus Waits for Caesar

Artemidorus waits for Caesar to pass by. Illustration from a children’s book on the ClipArt ETC website.

Assassination of Caesar

Illustration from a children’s book on the ClipArt ETC website.

Caesar with Staff

Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.

Bust of Caesar

ClipArt ETC illustration from the book, Cæsar’s Gallic War.

Julius Caesar Portrait

Portrait from the ClipArt ETC website. Multiple sizes of each image are available there.

Roman Empire Gallery

Gallery of approximately 400 Roman Empire illustrations from the ClipArt ETC website.

Gallery of Roman Architecture

Gallery of approximately 250 illustrations of Roman architecture from the ClipArt ETC website.

Roman Mythology Gallery

Gallery of approximately 100 images of Roman mythology from the ClipArt ETC website.

Gallery of Roman Ornament

Gallery of approximately 50 examples of Roman ornament from the ClipArt ETC website.

Map of the Roman Empire

Extent of the Roman Empire at the death of Julius Caesar.

Bust of Shakespeare

This half-length statue of Shakespeare was placed in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-on-Avon within six years ofter his death.

Shakespeare Portrait

This portrait is attributed to Joseph Taylor, and dated to about 1610. The National Portrait Gallery located in London, who own it, say it is the only painting with any real claim to have been done from life.

Shakespeare Portrait

Illustration of William Shakespeare from the ClipArt ETC website.