One of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies, Julius Caesar tells the infamous story of the eponymous Roman general's assassination. A nuanced examination of ambition, politics, and the power of public opinion, Julius Caesar contains lines and phrases still notable in our modern-day lexicon, from the famous cry, “Et tu, Brute?” to the rousing imperative, “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!” Read this anthology of excerpts from Julius Caesar, and read more about Shakespeare and his influence on our poetics, language, and culture today.