Study Guide

Julius Caesar Characters

By William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar is a powerful Roman political and military leader who gets stabbed in the back (and...

Brutus

One of the conspirators, Brutus is supposed to be Julius Caesar's BFF but he ends up stabbing...

Antony

Antony is a good friend of Julius Caesar who launches himself into a major position of power over...

Portia

Portia is Brutus' devoted wife. She doesn't get a whole lot of stage time but we think she's an...

Calphurnia

Calphurnia is Julius Caesar's wife. Just before Caesar is assassinated at the Capitol,...

Cassius

Cassius is the ringleader of the conspirators. He's politically savvy and manipulative, and he...

Casca

Casca is a Roman conspirator who takes part in Caesar's assassination. Like all the other...

Octavius

Octavius (a.k.a. "Young Octavius") is Julius Caesar's adopted son. Like his adoptive father,...

Soothsayer

This is the guy who famously and cryptically warns Caesar to "beware the Ides of March" (1.2.21)....

Cinna (the Conspirator)

We first meet Cinna in Act 1, Scene 3, where he schemes with Cassius about how to get Brutus to...

Cinna (the Poet)

This poor guy is the victim of mistaken identity when an angry mob confronts him on the streets...

Flavius and Murellus

Flavius and Murellus are two snooty conspirators against Caesar. In the opening scene, they...