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