Caesar wouldn't read my letter
I found Caesar's will
I told my wife I was sick, but she didn't buy it.
I convinced Caesar to go to the capitol on the Ides of March
I dreamt about a statue that bled and people washed their hands in the blood
I had a really bad day on the Ides of March
I asked Casca to have dinner with me
I confronted my husband about being honest with me
I said, "Beware the Ides of march."
In Act 3, I was at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Romans debated over all of the following forms of government EXCEPT
Who's family was responsible for evicting the Roman king?
Julius Caesar lived from what year to what year?
a. 202-144 bc
b. 302-244 bc
c. 102-44 bc
d. 44 bc-36 ad
A common Roman citizen would be called a
Which of the following was a way that Caesar earned the support of the people?
a. He offered them positions in the government
b. he had them over to his house for dinner regularly
c. he gave them stock tips
d. he spent a lot of money for public entertainment
e. he asked them for military advice
he spent a lot of money for public entertainment
Which of the following was NOT a member of the original triumvirate?
How old was Julius Caesar when he began his military career?
What kind of issues are the root of the conflict for the play?
Who were the founders of Rome?
a. Pompey and Caesar
b. Brutus and Cassius
d. Romulus and Remus
Romulus and Remus
A magistrate who protects the rights of the lower class is:
Which one of these men is NOT a member of the conspiracy?
When Caesar dies at the base of Pompey's statue, this is an example of what?
Who warns Caesar of his fate?
e. All of the above
Who was the first to stab Caesar?
Who is Brutus's young servant?
A form of government with 3 rulers is called a
I am considered Caesar's "right hand man"
The story takes place in
Brutus feels a conflict between his
a. love of Caesar and love of Rome
b. hatred of Caesar and love for his family
c. hatred of Caesar and love of Rome
d. desire to kill Caesar and his friendship with Cassius
love of Caesar and love of Rome
In his oration, Antony refers to the conspirators repeatedly as
a. friends of Caesar
b. honorable men
c. cruel and inhuman monsters
d. peace loving Romans
e. pathetic losers
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look
Meaning: That Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He looks dangerous
What's happening in the story? Cassius is trying to talk Brutus into going against Caesar. When Caesar walks up, he tells Antony that he doesn't trust Cassius.
Dwell I but in the suburbs of your good pleasure? If it be no more, Portia is Brutus' harlot, not his wife.
Meaning: is my place only on the outskirts of your happiness. if that is all, then I am your whore, not your wife.
What's happening in the story: Portia is trying to get Brutus to tell her about the secrets that he is hiding with his meetings
Our fathers' minds are dead, and we are governed by our mothers' spirits; our yoke and sufferance show us womanish
Meaning: we are not strong men, but are like women instead
What's happening in the story:? The conspirators are together and discussing the logistics of the plot--should they go forward with it?
There is no fear in him; let him not die, for he will live and laugh at this hereafter.
Meaning: there is nothing to fear about Antony. He will live and laugh about this later.
What's happening in the story: Cassius, Brutus, and Trebonius are talking about whether they will be able to convince Antony. Trebonius is telling them not to fear Antony
Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge.
Meaning: Be wise when you criticize me and keep your minds alert so you can judge me fairly.
What's happening in the story: Brutus is trying to explain why he was part of Caesar's death. He is speaking to plebeians
Beware the Ides of March
Meaning: a warning to Caesar to be carefully on the 15th of March
What's happening in the story: Caesar is in front of a crowd when the soothsayer says the warning.
Forget not in your speed, Antonius, to touch Calphurnia; for our elders say the barren, touched in this hold chase, shake off their sterile curse
Meaning: don't forget to touch Calphurnia because if you touch an infertile woman during this holy race, she will be freed from the curse of being sterile.
What's happening in the story: Caesar is talking right before a foot race
And therefore think him as a serpent's egg which, hatched, would as his kind, grow mischievous, and kill him in the shell
Meaning: we should think of him like a serpent's egg. Once it hatches, it becomes dangerous, like all serpents. Thus we must kill him while he is in the shell
What's happening in the story: Brutus is trying to rationalize why he must kill Caesar (his friend) for the good of Rome. (monologue)
Disrobe the images if you do find them decked with ceremonies
Meaning: undress the statues if they are decorated in honor of Caesar
What's happening in the story: Flavius is talking to Murellus and saying that they must go to the statues at the Capital and remove the wreaths if the statues are decorated.
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears
Meaning: asking the citizens to listen to him
What's happening in the story: Antony is speaking at Caesar's funeral
Who warned Caesar concerning the Ides of March?
Give examples of omens of chaos at the beginning of scene 3
men on fire
owl hooting at noon
lion at the Capitol
100's of pale women (ghostlike)
What is the "enterprise, Of honorable dangerous consequence" to which Cassius refers?
the plot to kill Caesar
What was the Roman belief concerning a barren woman and the Lupercalia holiday.
if a runner touches them, they are no longer barren
originator of the conspiracy
wise old senator
a tribune who berates the commoners
recently defeated by Caesar
the conspiracy hopes this man will join them
Into what dangers would you lead me? That you would have me seek into myself.
For that which is not in me?
Brutus to Cassius
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look;
He thinks too much;
such men are dangerous
Caesar to Antony
What did Lucius bring to Brutus? (A2)
letter (papers he found by the window)
Brutus soliloquy in his orchard is about what? (A2)
His decision over whether or not to join the conspiracy
What things cause Calpurnia to urge Caesar not to leave the house? (A2)
her dream, lions born in the street, walking dead, warriors in the sky
Whom does Cassius want to kill in addition to Caesar? (A2)
Who convinces Caesar to go to the Capital? (A2)
Who advises the conspiracy not to include Cicero? (A2)
Brutus because he says that Cicero will never go along with a project that he did not start
Who tells Brutus he should reveal his secrets to her? (A2)
Who writes a warning letter to Caesar? (A2)
Name the conspirators
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once
Meaning: Caesar is saying that cowards fear death and worry about it, but brave men don't fear death as it comes when it wants. He doesn't fear death.
What is happening: Calphurnia is trying to get him to stay home and he is telling her he doesn't fear death.
It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking
Meaning: Evil can come from good, just as poisonous snakes tend to come out into the open on bright sunny days—which means we have to walk carefully. If we crown him, I have to admit we'd be giving him the power to do damage.
Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus
meaning: Why should Caesar be more important like a Colossus
What means this shouting? I do fear the people choose Caesar for their king
meaning: He is scared that the people are choosing Caesar to be dictator which means he will have complete control.
I shall remember when Caesar says, Do this, it is performed (A2)
Speaker: Marc Antony
meaning: Marc Antony is saying that he will do what Caesar says. Caesar is reminded him to perform all the rituals and leave no ceremony out.
What crucial mistake did Pindarus make in this act? (A5)
The shouts that Pindarus heard were shouts of joy for Cassius's side.
What omens caused Cassius to be doubtful of victory? (A5)
Birds of prey and scavengers were following the army.
How did Cassius die? (A5)
Pindarus stabs Cassius, who dies declaring that Caesar is avenged by the same sword that killed him.
How did Brutus die? (A5)
kills himself with the sword
who died on his birthday
who called Brutus "the noblest Roman of them all"
who rode down to see if soldiers were friends or foes
who held Brutus sword for him
who tried to impersonate Brutus
who urged Brutus to escape immediately
Clitus says: Fly, fly, my lord. There is no tarrying here.
who proclaimed that Brutus would have a proper burial
"Caesar, now be still; I killed not thee with half so good a will"
He tells him that he can rest now and that he didn't kill him willingly.
'Caesar, thou art revenged, Even with the sword that killed thee"
As he is being stabbed with the same sword that killed Caesar
"All the conspirators saw only he; did that they did in envy of great Caesar'
He explains that the conspirators acted out of jealousy of the great Caesar