Approximately how much time does the action of the play "Julius Caesar" cover?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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The play spans roughly 3 years. Using information from the web sites linked below, I've put together a timeline for you:

February 44 BC: Caesar is named dictator perpetuus. At the Feast of Lupercalia, Antony offers him a diadem (crown), which Caesar refuses.

March 44 BC: Caesar is assassinated.

May 44 BC: Octavian meets with Marc Antony.

November 43 BC: Second Triumvirate is formed, with Octavian, Marc Antony, and Lepidus

October 42 BC: Brutus and Cassius are defeated at the battle of Philippi

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kirstens | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

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The action of Julius Caesar takes place over 6 days.  This parallels the actual historical time of 3 years!