In William Shakespeare's play, "Julius Caesar," Decius convinces Caesar that he should go to the Senate by telling him that he will receive a crown. This appeals to Caesar's vanity and he agrees to go. The discussion between Decius and Caesar occurs in Act 2, Scene 2.
In the play, Caesar's wife Calpurnia has a dream that something ominous will occur at the Senate. She asks Caesar to stay away, and he agrees to remain at home. Decius is one of the conspirators planning to kill Caesar and it is his job to ensure that Caesar is at the Senate. He tells Caesar that he should not give in to his wife, and flatters him so that he agrees to go to the Senate.Learn More
Some Roman innovations still in use today include paved roads, concrete, the Julian calendar and sewer systems. Many Roman inventions were necessitated by the empire's gigantic scale and population.Full Answer >
Roman gladiators had a diet that was primarily composed of grains and vegetables. Gladiators were sometimes able to eat meat, but their diet was mostly vegetarian.Full Answer >
Julius Caesar ruled as a dictator from 49 B.C. to 44 B.C., when he was assassinated. Caesar was actually elected as ruler twice. The first time in 49 B.C. lasted only a few days until he assured he was re-elected as consul for a second term, after which he stepped down.Full Answer >
An anachronism is an error of chronology in a literary work, meaning something that is out of time or place in the setting. William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar" has multiple anachronisms. The most prominent example is a mechanical clock. The mention of a doublet is another anachronism.Full Answer >