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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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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar audiobook is a part of the William Shakespeare collection on the Lit2Go website. Duration: 2 hours, 21 minutes.
Servant Brings Word of Sacrifice
A servant brings Caesar word that the priests could not find a heart among the entrails of a sacrifice.
Artemidorus Waits for Caesar
Artemidorus waits for Caesar to pass by. Illustration from a children’s book on the ClipArt ETC website.
Colorized Line Drawing of Caesar
The original black and white image is available from the ClipArt ETC website.
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.
Bust of Shakespeare
This half-length statue of Shakespeare was placed in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-on-Avon within six years ofter his death.
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.