The Life of Julius Caesar

Guess these facts about the life of the Roman leader Julius Caesar.
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Last updated: December 13, 2019
First submittedJanuary 11, 2017
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Famous quote: I came, I saw, I …..
He was assassinated on this day
The Ides of March
Most well-known of his assassins
Caesar defied the Senate by crossing this river at the Italian border
What he said when deciding to do the above
The die is cast
Other members of the "First Triumvirate"
Grand-nephew of Caesar's who became the first emperor
He conquered this region (modern day France and Belgium)
He became the first Roman general to invade this island
Great Britain
His family was supposedly descended from this legendary Trojan prince
Playwright who wrote "Julius Caesar" in 1599
William Shakespeare
Person who served as his "Master of Horse" (second in command).
He eulogized Caesar in the above play
Mark Antony
At age 37, Caesar was elected as this high Roman priest
Pontifex Maximus
He built a bridge across this river to cross into Germany
He probably had a child with this Egyptian queen
He reformed this. It was used in Europe without modifications until
Pope Gregory introduced slight changes in 1582
Title that he was given shortly before his assassination
Dictator for Life
His three wives (name any one)
Cornelia, Pompeia, or Calpurnia
His first name (not Julius)
Level 81
Jan 11, 2017
Alea iacta est. Veni vidi vici. Those are so much easier in Latin, for some reason to think of them in any other language is weird.
Level 82
Jan 12, 2017
Since I know the Latin and French versions, I allowed myself to look that up.
Level 65
Mar 15, 2017
Who is it in the press that calls on me?

I hear a tongue shriller than all the music

Cry "Caesar!" Speak, Caesar is turn'd to hear.

Level 82
Mar 16, 2017
When did he invent the Caesar salad?
Level 73
Aug 1, 2017
Around the same time he invented the Caesarian Section for childbirth. He delivered a baby then sat down for a nice salad.
Level 26
Aug 24, 2017
Good one !
Level 82
Nov 21, 2017
sounds unsanitary
Level 83
Aug 8, 2018
The caesarean section is named after him. Allegedly that's how he was born.
Level 75
Jan 15, 2020
^ this is likely a myth - c-sections were being performed under the same name well before Caesar's birth and Caesar's mother was unlikely to have given birth to him by C-section as it is thought that she lived for another ~45 years after his birth (at the time C-sections always used to kill the mother).
Level 60
Mar 17, 2017
Anyone else type in gluteus?!
Level 60
Aug 23, 2017
15th of march, but it did not take. Are the ides always the 15th I don't know
Level 68
Jul 23, 2019
from wikipedia: "The Ides of March was a day in the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. It was marked by several religious observances and was notable for the Romans as a deadline for settling debts."
Level 30
Jan 6, 2018
"Calphurnia" should be accepted as it is the proper spelling of the name of Caesar's wife.
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Jan 6, 2018
Level 83
Aug 8, 2018
It should be accepted because it is the spelling of her character in the twice referenced Shakespeare play, which is also a major source of people's general knowledge about Caesar.
Level 37
Nov 24, 2018
I wonder why the question about Cleopatra was phrased in that manner? - I thought that it is an undisputed fact that she had children by both Caeser and Marc Antony.
Level 66
Jul 23, 2019
I have read probably 75% of Shakespeare's plays, and Julius Caesar is my favorite so far, by a wide margin. Mark Anthony's eulogy stands alone among thespian accomplishments.
Level 37
Jul 23, 2019
^ Brando's rendition of the speech in the movie is truly heart wrenching.
Level 66
Jul 23, 2019
Absolutely. I have always been so envious of people who got to see Daniel Day-Lewis or Anthony Hopkins do Shakespeare on stage, but at least we have Brando on film, and in one of Shakespeare's best roles (arguably his best, in my opinion). I also really love Damian Lewis's rendition of the speech.
Level 63
Jul 23, 2019
Can't help it, but Great Britain is nog an island. It is a country spread over 2 islands. I'd asume that the part he invaded had it's own specific name, that one island.
Level 83
Jul 23, 2019
You are incorrect. "Great Britain is an island separated from the European mainland by the English Channel and North Sea. It comprises the nations of England, Scotland and Wales."
Level 67
Sep 24, 2019
Are you serious??
Level 66
Jul 23, 2019
If there are any other crossword fiends here, you should look up the weeklong crossword construction based on "the die is cast" that Patrick Berry did for the New York Times a few years ago. It's as close to artistry as crossword puzzles can get, and it's a staggering accomplishment.
Level 28
Oct 21, 2020
I think it's overly pedantic not to accept England or the UK for "he became the first Roman general to invade this island".
Level 56
Dec 4, 2020
Neither describe the island
Level 61
Jan 10, 2021
Isn't Cassius just as famous as Brutus? The devil eats both of them in the Divine Comedy and he was the one who planned the assassination.