Julius Caesar Character List & Flashcards

Julius Caesar Character List & Flashcards
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Lepidus
A supporter of Marc Anthony and Octavius. Even though Anthony feels suspicious about Lepidus, Octavius thinks he is loyal.
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Cicero
A Roman senator who is known for his strong speaking skills. He is murdered on the order of Marc Anthony and Octavius following Caesar's assassination.
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Flavius
A Roman official who looks down on the citizens of Rome who cheer for Caesar.
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Portia
Brutus' wife. She opposes Caesar's rule, and kills herself out of grief when Marc Anthony and Octavius succeed Caesar.
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Casca
A politician who is opposed to Caesar's rule. He believes that Caesar's refusal of the crown is an act. He is the first to stab Caesar when Caesar is assassinated.
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Octavius
Caesar's adopted son and successor. Octavius returns to Rome following Caesar's death.
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Cassius
The brother-in-law of Brutus. Cassius is ambitious, but has no political power. He manipulates Brutus to try and take down Caesar.
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Brutus
A close friend of Caesar's who is manipulated into causing the assassination of Caesar. Brutus fears that Caesar will become a dictator.
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Calpurnia
Caesar's wife. Calpurnia is very superstitious, and warns Caesar to avoid the March senate meeting and to pay attention to the bad omens surrounding his return to Rome.
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Mark Anthony
Caesar's loyal friend who is cunning and well-spoken. After Caesar's death, he sways popular opinion against Brutus to label him as a traitor.
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Julius Caesar
A popular Roman emperor who has just returned from a successful military campaign. Caesar is blind to threats to himself and his position of power.
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Flashcard Content Overview

This flashcard set covers the important characters and their relationships in Shakepeare's Julius Caesar. These cards will help you to memorize the characters and to understand their relationships and their alliances within the play.

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If you're about to take a test on the characters and their roles in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, use these cards to help you remember the names and alliances of the characters in the play. Julius Caesar is a complex story with a wide cast of characters, so this flashcard set will help you keep the story straight. You can even study them on your phone or your tablet. Are you Team Ceasar or Team Cassius? Read these cards to make your decision!

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Julius Caesar
A popular Roman emperor who has just returned from a successful military campaign. Caesar is blind to threats to himself and his position of power.
Mark Anthony
Caesar's loyal friend who is cunning and well-spoken. After Caesar's death, he sways popular opinion against Brutus to label him as a traitor.
Calpurnia
Caesar's wife. Calpurnia is very superstitious, and warns Caesar to avoid the March senate meeting and to pay attention to the bad omens surrounding his return to Rome.
Brutus
A close friend of Caesar's who is manipulated into causing the assassination of Caesar. Brutus fears that Caesar will become a dictator.
Cassius
The brother-in-law of Brutus. Cassius is ambitious, but has no political power. He manipulates Brutus to try and take down Caesar.
Octavius
Caesar's adopted son and successor. Octavius returns to Rome following Caesar's death.
Casca
A politician who is opposed to Caesar's rule. He believes that Caesar's refusal of the crown is an act. He is the first to stab Caesar when Caesar is assassinated.
Portia
Brutus' wife. She opposes Caesar's rule, and kills herself out of grief when Marc Anthony and Octavius succeed Caesar.
Flavius
A Roman official who looks down on the citizens of Rome who cheer for Caesar.
Cicero
A Roman senator who is known for his strong speaking skills. He is murdered on the order of Marc Anthony and Octavius following Caesar's assassination.
Lepidus
A supporter of Marc Anthony and Octavius. Even though Anthony feels suspicious about Lepidus, Octavius thinks he is loyal.
Marullus
A tribune who looks down on the common people of Rome who support Caesar.
Decius
One of the conspirators who plans the assassination of Caesar. Decius intentionally misinterprets Calpurnia's dreams to lead Caesar to his death.
Cinna
Cinna is also conspiring against Caesar. Cinna has a very distinct walking style that lets other people recognize him from far away. He plants fake notes to Brutus on orders of Cassius to convince Brutus that Caesar is dangerous for Rome.
Artemidorius
A minor character in Julius Caesar. Artemidorius sends Caesar a letter to warn him that people could be conspiring to kill him.
Lucius
A minor character in Julius Caesar. Lucius is Brutus' servant. Lucius has a relatively simple and uncomplicated life when compared to Brutus.
Trebonius
A minor character in Julius Caesar. Trebonius is another conspirator against Caesar. He gives an aside to hint at the audience that Caesar will be assassinated.
The Soothsayer
A fortune teller in Julius Caesar. The Soothsayer tells Caesar to beware the Ides of March, or March 15th. Caesar is not superstitious, and doesn't listen to the Soothsayer's warning.
Publius Cimber
A minor character in Julius Caesar. The conspirators bring up a request for the pardon of Publius Cimber to Caesar before his assassination to distract Caesar.
Titinius
A minor character in Julius Caesar. Titinius is not brave, and is a soldier and servant to Caesar at first. After Caesar's assassination, Titinius changes sides and serves in the Army of Brutus and Cassius.
Messala
A friend of Brutus who helps him out after Caesar's assassination. He is an officer in Brutus' army. He is the one to inform Brutus of Portia's suicide.
Caius Ligarius
One of the conspirators who plots to assassinate Caesar. Ligarius is a self-admitted coward who makes decisions based on the opinions of others. He agrees to the assassination of Caesar after Brutus convinces him that the task is honorable.
Pindarus
A minor character in Julius Caesar. Pindarus is one of Cassius' slaves. He helps Cassius kill himself at the end of an unsuccessful battle against Anthony and Octavius.

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