Wilder called the novel "… a fantasia on certain events and persons of the last days of the Roman republic... Historical reconstruction is not among the primary aims of this work."
- Books of the Times: Download books-of-the-times.pdf (February 18, 1948)
- Mr. Wilder's Roman Fantasia: Download mr-wilders-roman-fantsia.pdf (February 22, 1948)
- Dossier on Julius Caesar (February 23, 1948)
- Review by classicist Paul MacKendrick in the The Classical Journal, Vol.44.No.1 Stable URL (restricted access)
Image courtesy The Wisconsin Historical Society, "Thornton N. Wilder, head and shoulders studio portrait of Thornton Wilder, c.1949." (Roughly the time period in which he wrote "The Ides of March.")