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The Life of Julius Caesar

Guess these facts about the life of the Roman leader Julius Caesar.
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Last updated: July 23, 2019
First submittedJanuary 11, 2017
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Famous quote: I came, I saw, I …..
Conquered
He was assassinated on this day
The Ides of March
Most well-known of his assassins
Brutus
Caesar defied the Senate by crossing this river at the Italian border
Rubicon
What he said when deciding to do the above
The die is cast
Other members of the "First Triumvirate"
Pompey
Crassus
Grand-nephew of Caesar's who became the first emperor
Octavian
He conquered this region (modern day France and Belgium)
Gaul
He became the first Roman general to invade this island
Great Britain
His family was supposedly descended from this legendary Trojan prince
Aeneas
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
Rhine
He probably had a child with this Egyptian queen
Cleopatra
He reformed this. It was used in Europe without modifications until
Pope Gregory introduced slight changes in 1582
Calendar
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)
Gaius
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level 82
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.
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level 78
Jan 12, 2017
Since I know the Latin and French versions, I allowed myself to look that up.
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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.
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level 77
Mar 16, 2017
When did he invent the Caesar salad?
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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.
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level 26
Aug 24, 2017
Good one !
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level 77
Nov 21, 2017
sounds unsanitary
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level 74
Aug 8, 2018
The caesarean section is named after him. Allegedly that's how he was born.
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level 59
Mar 17, 2017
Anyone else type in gluteus?!
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level 59
Aug 23, 2017
15th of march, but it did not take. Are the ides always the 15th I don't know
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level 67
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."
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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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level ∞
Jan 6, 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calpurnia_(wife_of_Caesar)
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level 74
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.
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level 38
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.
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level 66
Apr 8, 2019
I would contend that the vast majority of facts have been disputed at one time or another.
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level 61
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.
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level 38
Jul 23, 2019
^ Brando's rendition of the speech in the movie is truly heart wrenching.
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level 61
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.
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level 56
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.
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level 77
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."
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level 66
Jul 23, 2019
Great Britain is indeed the name of the island (as compared to Lesser Britain, mostly known as Ireland). The name of the country that is spread across the two islands is the United Kingdom (aka the UK). It feels like your comment was based on watching a CGP Grey video several years ago and having switched the facts up.
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level 37
Jul 23, 2019
Actually Lesser Britain is Brittany, in France, at least since the Middle Ages.
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level 63
Sep 24, 2019
Are you serious??
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level 61
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.