Would you be worried if someone told you something terrible is going to happen to you in a month? How would you react?
This is what happens to Julius Caesar. He is told to “Beware the ides of March.” Ides means the middle of so Julius Caesar has assumed that something bad will come to pass the middle of March. How many days are in March?
Have you ever been caught between knowing what it right, but following the wrong path? Can something be “wrong” in the eyes of society, but still be the “right” thing to do. Can anyone think of examples?
Can bad things happen to good people? What makes a person good or bad?
Should one’s country come before one’s friendship/family?
Julius Caesar was a real person! He was born on July 12, 100 B.C. (discuss what B.C. means) and was a well-known political leader in history. He was considered a military genius and brilliant politician. It is believes that he was a descendant of the Goddess Venus. He was named after his father, who was a war hero and respected politician.
Married Cornelia and shortly after a Civil War erupted. His father in-law passed, leaving Caesar with no money. In fear for his own life, he fled to Asia and joined the army. While in the army he was a decorated soldier earning the Civic Crown, the 2nd highest honor in the Roman army.
He returned home after Sulla, the harsh dictator of Rome, died. There he began his political career. In 63 BC Caesar was elected to the position of Pontifix Maximus.
Ancient Rome: 44BC
BC stands for Before Christ so this was about 2000+ years ago in history.
Marcus Antony, Brutus, Calpurnia, Cassius, Casca, Cinna, Cicero
Topics to think about as we discover the theme….Friendship; loyalty to friends, family and country; Suicide; consequences…
Cobler tells Flavius that he is a “mender of bad soles.”
An Introduction to Julius
8th Grade Honors
Instructor: Mrs. Lang
“Friends, Romans, countrymen,
lend me your ears…”