Free Resources Page
Any artwork on this page that has a red border and title is available in the accompanying Julius Caesar Picture Study as an 8.5″ x 11″ high-resolution print or as a PDF Download.
Each print comes with detailed information about the painting as well as study questions to connect it to Plutarch’s text.
Lesson #1: The Civil War of Caesar's Youth
We meet Julius Caesar when he is still a teenager in Lesson #1. We also learn about his childhood and the civil war happening as he’s growing up.
Lesson #2: Early Politics
Did you know that Julius Caesar was kidnapped by PIRATES?! Yep! Plutarch tells us all about it!
Lesson #3: Leader of the Roman Army
Learn more about the military tactics of the Roman Army in this video by Naked Science (note: archeological human remains are shown @ 8:16 – 8:31).
Lesson #4: Triumphs
See an interactive Google map of a route from Rome to the Rhone River that Caesar may have taken.
Watch the above video about Caesar’s secret code on the Khan Academy website.
Lesson #5: The Gallic Wars
The Battle of Alesia in the Gallic Wars
The Gallic leader and his warriors took refuge in the city of Alesia, which sat on a hill. Caesar built a seige wall to enclose the city and starve all its inhabitants.
When more Gallic warriors arrived, the Roman army built a second wall to keep the Gallic forces out.
Caesar fought two armies simultaneously – one inside the city and one outside.
And then he wrote a book about it! See The Gallic Wars by Julius Caesar below.
Lesson #7: Chasing Pompey
Lesson #8: Caesar in Egypt
Watch a video of what ancient Egypt might have looked like during Caesar’s visit to Alexandria.
Lesson #9: Dictator for Life
Lesson #10: The Ides of March
Lesson #11: The Ghost of Caesar
Lesson #12: A Place Among Men
I hope you enjoyed Plutarch’s Life of Julius Caesar!