Cultural depictions of Julius Caesar

44 BC denarius

Gaius Julius Caesar (100 BC – 44 BC), one of the most influential men in world history, has frequently appeared in literary and artistic works since ancient times.

Ancient works

The ancient Roman busts of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra in the Altes Museum, Berlin

Medieval works

Caesar and Joshua as part of the Nine Worthies (16th century)
Shakespeare's First Folio
Molière in the role of Julius Caesar, painting by Nicolas Mignard, 1656
Fountain in Olomouc

Renaissance and modern works

  • In Historia de omnibus gothorum sueonumque regibus (History of all Kings of Goths and Swedes) by Johannes Magnus, published in 1554. Caesar appears as a contemporary of the Swedish King Lindormus.





Modern works


Joseph Holland as Julius Caesar in the Mercury Theatre's Broadway production of Caesar (1937)







  • Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego features Julius Caesar in one of its stages.
  • Caesar is depicted as Akihiko Sanada's ultimate persona in Persona 3.
  • Fallout: New Vegas depicts a dictator who patterns himself after the various Caesares, Julius in particular.
  • Julius Caesar appears as the leader of the Roman Empire in several instalments of the Civilization series of strategy games.
  • Caesar is mentioned in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood as being a Templar, and that his assassination by Brutus and other members of the Assassins is to prevent the Templars from gaining power in Rome.
  • Caesar is also an important character in Assassin's Creed Origins, which depicts the Siege of Alexandria and the Battle of the Nile. Caesar is initially allied with the main protagonists, Bayek and Aya, but is shown to be working with the Order of the Ancients, an early incarnation of the Templars. Near the end of the game, Aya travels to Rome and is the first person to stab Caesar at his assassination.
  • In Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome, a player can act as Julius Caesar.
  • Gaius Julius Caesar appears as a servant in the mobile game Fate/Grand Order, summoned as the class of Saber.
  • In the Total War: Rome 2 expansion Caesar in Gaul as a playable General.
  • Julius Caesar is able to be summoned in Scribblenauts and its sequels.
  • Caesar is depicted as the primary villain in A Courtesan of Rome, an interactive visual novel released in 2019 by Pixelberry Studios via their Choices: Stories You Play mobile app.



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