Julius Caesar



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AntonyMark Antony (hist) (Often just Antony, and sometimes Marcus Antonius) turns the mob against Caesar's killers and becomes a Triumvir in Julius Caesar. His romance with Cleopatra drives the action of Antony and Cleopatra
ArtemidorusArtemidorus prepares a scroll warning Julius Caesar of danger, and tries to present it to Caesar in the form of a petition. Caesar refuses to accept it.
BrutusMarcus Brutus (hist) (usually just Brutus) is a central character of Julius Caesar, who conspires against Caesar's life and stabs him.
CaesarJulius Caesar (hist) is the title character of Julius Caesar, an Emperor of Rome who is stabbed in the Capitol, on the Ides of March.
CalpurniaCalphurnia (hist) is the wife of Caesar, whose dream predicts her husband's death, in Julius Caesar.
CascaCasca (hist) is one of the conspirators against Caesar, in Julius Caesar. He has an important role in the early parts of the play, reporting offstage events.
CassiusCaius Cassius (hist) is a central character in Julius Caesar. He incites the conspiracy against Caesar, and recruits Brutus to the conspirators' ranks.
CiceroCicero, a senator, hears Casca's account of strange portents, in Julius Caesar.
CinnaCinna (hist) is one of the conspirators against Caesar in Julius Caesar.
Cinna the PoetCinna is a poet, mistaken for the conspirator Cinna in Julius Caesar. Realising they have the wrong man, the mob "kill him for his bad verses".
Citizens (2)A mob of Plebeians, four of them individual speaking roles, hear the funeral orations of Brutus and Antony, in Julius Caesar.
Claudius (2)Claudius and Varro are guards in Brutus' tent, in Julius Caesar. They do not see Caesar's ghost.
ClitusClitus is a soldier, a follower of Brutus, in Julius Caesar. He refuses to aid Brutus' suicide.
DardaniusDardanius is a soldier, a follower of Brutus, in Julius Caesar. He refuses to aid Brutus' suicide.
Decius BrutusDecius Brutus (hist) is one of the conspirators against Caesar in Julius Caesar.
First Citizen (3)A mob of Plebeians, four of them individual speaking roles, hear the funeral orations of Brutus and Antony, in Julius Caesar.
First CommonerA carpenter and a cobbler are among the crowd of commoners gathered to welcome Caesar home enthusiastically in the opening scene of Julius Caesar.
First Soldier (5)Two soldiers of Antony's party capture Lucilius, believing him to be Brutus, in Julius Caesar.Three soldiers of Brutus' and Cassius' party each speak the one word "stand!" in Julius Caesar.
Flavius (1)Flavius and Marullus are tribunes of the people, dismayed by the enthusiasm of the commoners for the return of Caesar, in the opening scene of Julius Caesar.
Fourth Citizen (2)A mob of Plebeians, four of them individual speaking roles, hear the funeral orations of Brutus and Antony, in Julius Caesar.
LepidusMarcus Aemilius Lepidus (hist) is one of the Triumvirs, the three rulers of Rome after Caesar's death, in Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra.
LigariusCaius Ligarius (hist) is one of the conspirators against Caesar in Julius Caesar.
Lucilius (1)Lucilius is a soldier of Brutus' and Cassius' party in Julius Caesar. He pretends to be Brutus during the battle at Philippi.
Lucius (1)Lucius, a boy, is a servant attending on Brutus, in Julius Caesar.
MarullusMarullus and Flavius are tribunes of the people, dismayed by the enthusiasm of the commoners for the return of Caesar, in the opening scene of Julius Caesar.
MessalaMessala is one of the senior soldiers of Brutus' and Cassius' party, in Julius Caesar.
Messenger (12)
Metellus CimberMetellus Cimber (hist) is one of the conspirators in Julius Caesar.
OctaviusOctavius Caesar (hist) is one of the Triumvirs, the three rulers of Rome after Caesar's death, in Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra.
PindarusPindarus is a servant of Cassius, in Julius Caesar. He aids Cassius' suicide, at Philippi.
Poet (1)A Poet appears briefly in Julius Caesar, begging Brutus and Cassius to be friends.
PopiliusPopilius Lena, a senator, briefly frightens the conspirators into a belief that their plot may have been discovered, with his line "I wish your enterprise today might thrive", in Julius Caesar.
Portia (1)Portia (hist) is the wife of Brutus in Julius Caesar.
Publius (1)Publius is a minor character: a senator accompanying Caesar to the Capitol, in Julius Caesar.
Second Citizen (2)A mob of Plebeians, four of them individual speaking roles, hear the funeral orations of Brutus and Antony, in Julius Caesar.
Second CommonerA carpenter and a cobbler are among the crowd of commoners gathered to welcome Caesar home enthusiastically in the opening scene of Julius Caesar.
Second Soldier (4)Two soldiers of Antony's party capture Lucilius, believing him to be Brutus, in Julius Caesar.Three soldiers of Brutus' and Cassius' party each speak the one word "stand!" in Julius Caesar.
Servant (8)Three unnamed servants appear in Julius Caesar: A servant of Caesar is sent to bid the priests do present sacrifice, on the morning of the ides of March, and reports the ill-omen that the sacrificed beast had no heart. A servant of Antony comes to the conspirators after the murder of Caesar, to discover whether it is safe for his master to meet them. A servant of Octavius carries messages between Octavius and Antony.
Several CitizensA mob of Plebeians, four of them individual speaking roles, hear the funeral orations of Brutus and Antony, in Julius Caesar.
Soothsayer (3)A Soothsayer wisely warns Caesar to beware the Ides of March, in Julius Caesar.
StratoStrato is a servant of Brutus in Julius Caesar. He holds Brutus' sword, so that Brutus may kill himself by running onto it.
Third Citizen (2)A mob of Plebeians, four of them individual speaking roles, hear the funeral orations of Brutus and Antony, in Julius Caesar.
Third Soldier (2)Two soldiers of Antony's party capture Lucilius, believing him to be Brutus, in Julius Caesar.Three soldiers of Brutus' and Cassius' party each speak the one word "stand!" in Julius Caesar.
TintiniusTitinius is a loyal follower of Cassius, in Julius Caesar. He kills himself with Cassius' sword, at Philippi.
TreboniusTrebonius (hist) is one of the conspirators against Julius Caesar.
VarroVarro and Claudius are guards in Brutus' tent, in Julius Caesar. They do not see Caesar's ghost.
VolumniusVolumnius (hist) is a friend and follower of Brutus in Julius Caesar. He refuses to assist Brutus' suicide.
Young CatoYoung Cato is a soldier of Brutus' and Cassius' party, in Julius Caesar.


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