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Caesar, Julius

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCaesar, JuliusJulius CaesarCae‧sar, Ju‧li‧us /ˈsiːzə, ˈdʒuːliəs $ -zər/  (100–44 BC) a Roman politician, military leader, and writer, who took control of the government of Rome and changed it from a republic to an empire, making himself the first Roman emperor. For this reason, he was murdered by Brutus and Cassius, and Shakespeare wrote a play called Julius Caesar which describes these events. He is also known as the first Roman leader to attack Britain.Julius CaesarJu‧li‧us Cae‧sar /ˌdʒuːliəs ˈsiːzə $ -zər/  a play by William shakespeare about the murder of the Roman leader Julius caesar, and about his friend brutus, who thinks Caesar is taking too much power and so joins his murderers. After Julius Caesar’s death his friend Mark antony makes a famous speech to the crowd beginning with the words ‘Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears’.
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