Fortune tellers were common in Shakespeare's day, and they appear in many of his plays including Macbeth, the Comedy of Errors and Julius Caesar, in which the fortune teller warns Caesar to "beware the Ides of March" — the day on which Caesar was eventually assassinated by his closest friends. What shall we look at now, daughter? Will You're just like Casca in my play Julius Caesar. He's one of the men that kills Caesar, the Roman general! Daughter Oh… why was Cicero speaking Greek?
Narrator We'll leave them there for now. What does the future hold for us, I wonder? Will I didn't need a fortune teller to predict that! The phrase It was Greek to me has become It's all Greek to me in modern English, and it's used when something — not just a foreign language — is difficult to understand. The answer's under the video — no looking! Will Oh no, no, no… I'm sure she's absolutely right about that … She's obviously a very gifted woman. Shakespeare has finished writing his history play Julius Caesar and is visiting a fair in his home town of Stratford, with his daughter. What does the future hold? Daughter Oh… why was Cicero speaking Greek? Daughter Can we go to the gold stall father? How can you say that, father — I'm not a murderer!!! Answer Shakespeare's daughter is not looking sad because she had bad news about her future. She talked about you, father. She said that you're going to be the most famous Englishman of all time! Will You're just like Casca in my play Julius Caesar. Answer these questions about the video to check that you're not as confused as Daughter. What shall we look at now, daughter? Here are the lines: Will Dear daughter, Casca was in a group of people who were listening to the great Roman speaker Cicero. Casca says that some of the people listening to Cicero could actually understand him. Will That's what educated people spoke in Roman times. Watch the video to find out. Fortune tellers were common in Shakespeare's day, and they appear in many of his plays including Macbeth, the Comedy of Errors and Julius Caesar, in which the fortune teller warns Caesar to "beware the Ides of March" — the day on which Caesar was eventually assassinated by his closest friends. Daughter So Casca had no idea what Cicero was talking about. But Cicero was speaking Greek, so Casca couldn't understand him. To gold, or not to gold:
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