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Roman superstitions and Julius Caesar the play.

Student-made lesson on Roman superstitions and the play Julius Caesar.
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Kyle Kees

on 17 September 2013

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The Romans had a habit of touching the earth once they heard thunder to prevent a strike of lightning.
Other superstitions:
Their army had a superstition that garlic could make them more courageous in battle.
The entire community believed that everyday objects like a table or chair could possess spiritual properties.
The Romans had a fear of 'the evil eye' and even wore amulets to ward it off.
Other superstitions (cont.):
Some of their superstitions had to do with food, one of these had to do with cabbages' ability to prevent drunkenness along with cure paralysis.
People also placed major importance on different random phrases.
This play was written by William Shakespeare about the Roman Caesar (the Roman word for king) Julius.
Julius Caesar:
The play was believed to be performed originally around 1600 and 1601.
Julius Caesar the play:
Famous Quotes:
Julius Caesar the play (cont.):
Superstitions
The Roman had many strange superstitions that altered the way they acted and reacted to different events.
The Roman culture had many different superstitions and also had many different plays designed after it.
Roman superstition and the play Julius Caesar.
It was set around Verona and Mantua in Italy.
The important characters in the play are Julius, Mark Antony, Cassius, and Brutus.
The first publicly availible copy was printed 1623, this was because Shakespeare had a fear of being pirated and didn't want his works copied.
H.O.T. Question #1:
The belief of the beginning of Rome is told now the same way it was to the ancient Roman people, and the following is the basics of the story: The two demi-god brothers, Romulus and Remus, started the Roman empire. Romulus killed Remus for the land and named it Rome, after himself, since a city had to be named after a woman.
Other superstitions (cont.):
With Caesar being killed before becoming to powerful, how do you might think the rest of the play might have been written if Caesar was not killed? explain why
H.O.T. Question #2:
"Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come". Julius Caesar
Irene Wang at www.youtube.com/jazelock
Youtube video by:
"Beware the Ides of March" - this was to Caesar, spoken by the soothsayer, warning him of his death
The Plot:
As you may know now the plot was for the senate to assassinate Caesar before he rose to become to powerful
The plan worked and the senate had killed Caesar but Caesar's friend Brutus, who takes part in the conspiracy, brings the country of Rome to a civil war
After learning that the Romans have many supersitions in their daily lives. Do you have any strange superstitions yourself? If so, explain why.
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