Julius Caesar Characters

Julius Caesar was a Roman statesman, general, and notable author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.Motivation: Ambition
Octavius Caesar was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. Named as Caesar’s heir and adoptive son.Motivation: The need to succeed
Mark Antony a Roman politician and general who played a critical role in the transformation of the Roman Republic from an oligarchy into the autocratic Roman Empire.Motivation: personal ambition and love for Caesar.
Lepidus a Roman patrician who was triumvir with Octavian (the future Augustus) and Mark Antony, and the last Pontifex Maximus of the Roman Republic.Motivation:
Marcus Brutus (Brutus) a politician of the late Roman Republic. Manipulated by Cassius to join conspirators and kill Caesar. Very close friend of CaesarMotivation: The greater good
Cassius a Roman senator, a leading instigator of the plot to kill Julius Caesar, and the brother in-law of Marcus Junius Brutus. He commanded troops with Brutus during the Battle of Philippi against the combined forces of Mark Antony and Octavian, Caesar’s former supporters, and was killed during the first stage of that battle.Motivation: Jealousy
Casca one of the assassins of Gaius Julius Caesar, who was killed on 15 March, 44 BC.Motivation:
Decius Brutus a Roman politician and general of the 1st century BC and one of the leading instigators of Julius Caesar’s assassinationMotivation:
Cinna Although Cinna strongly disapproved of Caesar’s authoritarian way of governing, he did not become an active participant in the conspiracy to murder Caesar that led to the dictator’s assassination in March 44 BC.Motivation:
Metellus Cimber a Roman senator. He was one of the assassins of Julius Caesar, creating the diversion that enabled the first-striking assassins to attack.Motivation:
Trebonius a military commander and politician of the late Roman Republic, who became Suffect Consul in 45 BC. A trusted associate of Julius Caesar, he was later among those who instigated the plot to assassinate the Dictator.Motivation:
Quintus Ligarius a Roman soldier who was one of the members of the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar. He had been accused of treason for having opposed Caesar in the civil war in Africa, but was defended so eloquently by Cicero that he was pardoned and allowed to return to Rome. He later conspired with Brutus in the assassination of Caesar.Motivation:
Flavius a Roman politician and tribune of the people (tribunus plebis). He is best known for his involvement in the diadem incident just before the assassination of Julius Caesar.Motivation:
Marullus a Roman tribune most famous for the diadem incident.Motivation:
Cicero a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul, and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylistsMotivation:
Publius He belonged to the last generation of Roman nobiles who came of age and began a political career before the collapse of the RepublicMotivation:
Popilius Lena twice served as one of the two consuls of the Roman Republic, in 172 and 158 BCMotivation:
Calphurnia the third and last wife of Julius Caesar. Born in 75 BCMotivation:
Portia Brutus’ wife. Committed suicide in 42 BC, reputedly by swallowing hot coalsMotivation:
Soothsayer Warned Caesar of his death on the Idea of March(March 15th)Motivation:
Artemidorus Teacher from KnidosMotivation:
Cinna(poet) an influential neoteric poet of the late Roman RepublicMotivation:
Cobbler Shoemaker; plebeianMotivation:
Carpenter PlebeianMotivation:
Lucius Brutus’ attendantMotivation:
Volumnius a 1st-century BC Roman philosopher,and a friend and companion of Marcus Junius Brutus who led the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar.Motivation:
Titinius a nomen of ancient Rome. He was a friend of Cassius and one of the conspirators in Caesar’s death. Later at the battle of Phillipi, he took his own life because Cassius killed himself (Cassius thought Titinius had died)Motivation:
Young Cato Portia’s brotherMotivation:
Messala Messenger; a Roman general, author and patron of literature and art.Motivation:
Varrus a Roman general and politician under the first Roman emperor Augustus.Motivation:
Clitus Clitus is a soldier in Brutus’s army, one of the last to survive and follow him. He refuses to help Brutus kill himself.Motivation:
Claudio Claudio is a sentry in Brutus’s army, charged with guarding Brutus’s tent at night.Motivation:
Dardanius a soldier in Brutus’s army, one of the last to survive and follow him. He refuses to help Brutus kill himself.Motivation:
Strato an officer and a soldier in the army of BrutusMotivation:
Lucilius Brutus’ servantMotivation:
Pindarus an Ancient Greek lyric poet from ThebesMotivation:

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