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The Death of Julius Caesar

Today’s the 2,076th anniversary of the assassination of the original Emperor, Julius Caesar (not accounting for the changeover to the newfangled Gregorian Calendar in 1752* — *at least here in the colonies, your calendar zone may differ (YCZMD)). Obviously Caesar did not heed the soothsayer’s advice about being ware.

To commemorate the occasion I give you Shakespeare’s version of the critical scenes, as interpreted by filmmaker Joseph Mankiewicz.

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Painting: The Death of Julius Caesar by Vincenzo Camuccini, 1804-1805

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