Julius Caesar Why was Caesar murdered?
Who was Julius Caesar? <ul><li>Roman army general </li></ul><ul><li>Had led his army to conquer the whole of Gaul </li></u...
Caesar and Pompey <ul><li>One of Caesar’s biggest rivals was another general called Pompey </li></ul><ul><li>The Senate di...
Caesar’s murder – the build up <ul><li>A few weeks before his murder Caesar is told by a soothsayer ‘Beware the Ides of ma...
<ul><li>Calpurnia, Caesar’s wife, begged him not to go to the Senate. She had had a nightmare that he would be murdered. <...
<ul><li>A violent storm happened. This was to bring bad luck to Caesar. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Caesar ignored a soothsayer outside the Senate. He told him to “beware the ides of March”. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Inside the Senate, a group of senators stabbed him to death, one by one. Casca stabbed him first. There were 23 bl...
The Murder <ul><li>15 th  March 44BC Caesar gets ready to go to the senate </li></ul><ul><li>More than 60 conspirators wai...
Why was Caesar murdered? <ul><li>Turn to pages 13 – 14 of your textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Copy the bullet points </li></ul...
Year 7  Assessment <ul><li>Your Task – write a newspaper front page article reporting on the murder of Julius Caesar </li>...
Roman Times JULIUS CAESAR DEAD GEEZER! 16 March 44BC
Levels <ul><li>Level 3 - Beginning to give a  few  reasons for the murder of Caesar </li></ul><ul><li>Level 4 - Give  some...
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  1. 1. Julius Caesar Why was Caesar murdered?
  2. 2. Who was Julius Caesar? <ul><li>Roman army general </li></ul><ul><li>Had led his army to conquer the whole of Gaul </li></ul><ul><li>Had sent an expedition over to Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Was a popular hero with his troops and with the ordinary people of Rome </li></ul>
  3. 3. Caesar and Pompey <ul><li>One of Caesar’s biggest rivals was another general called Pompey </li></ul><ul><li>The Senate disliked Caesar and supported Pompey – they ordered Caesar to get rid of his army </li></ul><ul><li>Caesar ignored them and defeated Pompey in battle </li></ul><ul><li>Caesar then took over Rome as ‘Dictator for Life’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Caesar’s murder – the build up <ul><li>A few weeks before his murder Caesar is told by a soothsayer ‘Beware the Ides of march!’ </li></ul><ul><li>The night before his murder his wife Calpurnia has a nightmare and begs him not to go to the Senate </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Calpurnia, Caesar’s wife, begged him not to go to the Senate. She had had a nightmare that he would be murdered. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>A violent storm happened. This was to bring bad luck to Caesar. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Caesar ignored a soothsayer outside the Senate. He told him to “beware the ides of March”. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Inside the Senate, a group of senators stabbed him to death, one by one. Casca stabbed him first. There were 23 blows. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Murder <ul><li>15 th March 44BC Caesar gets ready to go to the senate </li></ul><ul><li>More than 60 conspirators wait for Caesar in the Senate </li></ul><ul><li>The conspirators, all senators, are led by Brutus and Cassius </li></ul><ul><li>With daggers concealed under their togas they murder Caesar, stabbing him at least 23 times </li></ul><ul><li>Caesar says to his friend Brutus ‘You, too, my child.’ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why was Caesar murdered? <ul><li>Turn to pages 13 – 14 of your textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Copy the bullet points </li></ul><ul><li>Read sources 6 – 12 and write down any other reasons </li></ul>
  11. 11. Year 7 Assessment <ul><li>Your Task – write a newspaper front page article reporting on the murder of Julius Caesar </li></ul><ul><li>Include what happened and why it happened </li></ul>
  12. 12. Roman Times JULIUS CAESAR DEAD GEEZER! 16 March 44BC
  13. 13. Levels <ul><li>Level 3 - Beginning to give a few reasons for the murder of Caesar </li></ul><ul><li>Level 4 - Give some reasons for the murder of Caesar </li></ul><ul><li>Level 5 - Describe and make links between different reasons for the murder of Caesar </li></ul><ul><li>Level 6 - Examine and explain reasons for the murder of Caesar </li></ul>
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