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For the eponymous play, please see Julius Caesar (play).
For the honorific, please see Caesar.

Gaius Julius Caesar was a male Human general and statesman in the 1st millennium BC. He was a Roman dictator, who, along with Augustus Caesar, founded the Roman Empire. He ruled the empire from the capital city of Rome, in ancient Italy. His cognomen (last name) was adopted as the title for the Roman emperor. Centuries after his death, the playwright William Shakespeare wrote the play Julius Caesar, which was loosely based on the life of this dictator. (TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", "Bread and Circuses"; DS9: "Improbable Cause")

In 2266, Korby believed that by transferring consciousness into an android body, a Human would have practical immortality. James T. Kirk responded that this was programming. He continued further by saying that others had made the same promises, using different words, and that these others were Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar, Adolf Hitler, Ferris, and Maltuvis (TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?")

In 2267, upon viewing the culture on planet 892-IV, Kirk noted how the culture was "an amazing example of Hodgkins' Law of Parallel Planet Development, but on this 'Earth', Rome never fell." As a result, the planet became "a world ruled by emperors who can trace their line back two thousand years to their own Julius and Augustus Caesars." (TOS: "Bread and Circuses")

That same year, when discussing Earth history with McCoy, Spock listed Caesar with Ramses, Alexander the Great, Napoléon, Hitler and Lee Kuan as examples of Earthmen who sought absolute power. (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

In 2268, Fleet Captain Garth of Izar boasted to Kirk, that as "Master of the Universe", he would succeed where others had failed. Caesar was listed as one of these others, along with Alexander, Napoleon, Hitler, Lee Kuan, and Krotus. (TOS: "Whom Gods Destroy")

When Berlinghoff Rasmussen made clear that he couldn't tell Jean-Luc Picard about the future, he compared the Picard's situation to that of young Caesar who might have changed his plans had he known, what lay ahead of him. (TNG: "A Matter of Time")

The title of the Deep Space Nine episode "The Die is Cast" comes from Caesar's remark, as reported by the historian Suetonius, upon crossing the Rubicon river: "Alea iacta est", or "The die is cast".
His mirror universe counterpart was mentioned in The Sorrows of Empire.

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