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Roma English

  1. 1. Julius Caesar Why was Caesar murdered?
  2. 2. Who was Julius Caesar? <ul><li>Roman army general
  3. 3. Had led his army to conquer the whole of Gaul
  4. 4. Had sent an expedition over to Britain
  5. 5. Was a popular hero with his troops and with the ordinary people of Rome </li></ul>
  6. 6. Caesar and Pompey <ul><li>One of Caesar’s biggest rivals was another general called Pompey
  7. 7. The Senate disliked Caesar and supported Pompey – they ordered Caesar to get rid of his army
  8. 8. Caesar ignored them and defeated Pompey in battle
  9. 9. Caesar then took over Rome as ‘Dictator for Life’ </li></ul>
  10. 10. 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!’
  11. 11. The night before his murder his wife Calpurnia has a nightmare and begs him not to go to the Senate </li></ul>
  12. 12. <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>
  13. 13. <ul><li>A violent storm happened. This was to bring bad luck to Caesar. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Caesar ignored a soothsayer outside the Senate. He told him to “beware the ides of March”. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <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>
  16. 16. The Murder <ul><li>15 th March 44BC Caesar gets ready to go to the senate
  17. 17. More than 60 conspirators wait for Caesar in the Senate
  18. 18. The conspirators, all senators, are led by Brutus and Cassius
  19. 19. With daggers concealed under their togas they murder Caesar, stabbing him at least 23 times
  20. 20. Caesar says to his friend Brutus ‘You, too, my child.’ </li></ul>

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