CliffsNotes - Julius Caesar

With friends like these, who needs enemies! Julius Caesar portrays the 44 BC conspiracy against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, his assassination and the defeat of the conspirators at the Battle of Philippi. One of several Roman plays that Shakespeare wrote, based on true events from Roman history, it tells the tale of how the betrayal of a friend can lead to the fall of an emperor. Absolute power corrupts, absolutely!