Julius Caesar is a tragic play by Shakespeare that depicts the conspiracy against the ancient Roman emperor Caesar and his resulting assassination in 44 BC. Brutus, Cassius, and other senators oppose Caesar's position as dictator, believing he holds too much power, and decide he must be killed. In the aftermath Marc Antony, Caesar's friend, and Octavian, Caesar's adopted son, wage a violent campaign to avenge his death and seize control of Rome.
The Gallic Wars is a recounting of Julius Caesar's campaigns in the province of Gaul and his eventual conquest of that region and subjugation of its peoples. Caesar himself writes the bulk of the text, with other prominent Roman historians completing the work in the wake of his death. The chronicle recounts Caesar's negotiations and military engagements with the tribes of Gaul, modern-day France and Belgium, and with their leader Verincgetorix.