In 101 BC, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe met Caesar's parents, Gaius Julius Caesar the Elder and Aurelia on two occasions and witnessed the birth of his elder sister Julia Caesar in January of that year. (AUDIO: 100 BC)
Julius Caesar was murdered by a group of conspirators that included Brutus. The murder has become a popular theme for paintings. One of such paintings hung in John Thurloe's Parliament chambers above the mantel. (PROSE: The Roundheads) According to the Fifth Doctor, Caesar was killed by "people he thought were his friends and allies". (PROSE: Rome)
William Shakespeare wrote a play based on the life of Julius Caesar. General Mariah Learman planned to use her time machine to watch the premiere performance of this play. (AUDIO: The Time of the Daleks)
Behind the scenes Edit
- The Sixth Doctor quoted some verses from Shakespeare's work to Peri Brown, who proved to know the excerpt, in The Mark of the Rani. However, the play was not explicitly mentioned.
- In "The Slave Traders", Ian Chesterton also quotes part of a speech from Shakespeare's work, but neither the name of the play nor the author is explicitly mentioned in the episode.
- Timothy Dalton portrayed Caesar in the 1999 film Cleopatra.