Gaius Julius Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar
, Roman statesman (100 - 44 BC)

Shakespeare knew that the Roman statesman and commander Julius Caesar suffered from the 'falling sickness'.

In Act I, Scene ii of his tragedy Julius Caesar, Casca describes how Caesar 'swooned and fell down...' and a few verses later says:
'He fell down in the market place, and foamed at the mouth, and was speechless.'

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