Shakespeare For Kids: Julius Caesar
by CC Beechum
Julius Caesar is set in Rome. The action begins on February 15, 44 BC the day of the feast of Lupercal, a Roman festival. A fortune-teller is warning Roman ruler Julius Caesar to "beware the ides of March," the 15th. While he dismisses the fortune-teller as just a dreamer, the men who oppose Caesar, because of his ambition to be king, discuss killing him.