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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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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.
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.