Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

by

Ovid

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Julius Caesar Character Analysis

Julius Caesar is a ruler of Rome who is famous for his deeds in matters of war and peace. Venus foresees that Julius Caesar will be betrayed and killed by two of his trusted senators, and she tries to prevent it. However, Jupiter reminds her that the gods can’t alter fate. So, Venus instead rescues Julius Caesar’s soul from his body as it is murdered and makes him a god. Julius Caesar is the father of Caesar Augustus.

Julius Caesar Quotes in Metamorphoses

The Metamorphoses quotes below are all either spoken by Julius Caesar or refer to Julius Caesar . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Book 15: The Apotheosis of Julius Caesar Quotes

You may go yourself [to] […] visit the Records of Fortune,
a massive structure of tablets inscribed in brass and the solidest
iron. These tablets fear no clashing of clouds, nor the thunderbolt’s
wrath, nor destruction, however it come; they are safe and abiding.
There you will find your families’ destinies cast in enduring
adamant.

Related Characters: Jupiter (Jove) (speaker), Venus , Julius Caesar
Page Number: 809
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Julius Caesar Character Timeline in Metamorphoses

The timeline below shows where the character Julius Caesar appears in Metamorphoses. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 15: The Apotheosis of Julius Caesar
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While Aesculapius came to Rome from abroad, Julius Caesar was born in Rome. Caesar was a genius in matters of war and peace and... (full context)
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...traitors enter the Senate hall holding swords. At this moment, Venus attempts to hide Julius Caesar in clouds. (full context)
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...has read the tablets written with the destiny of the world and knows that Julius Caesar has come to the end of his time. Venus will make him a god, and... (full context)
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Venus goes to the Senate hall in Rome and retrieves Caesar’s soul. As she carries it up to heaven, she feels it blaze. It escapes from... (full context)