The Tragedy of Caesar

The Tragedy of Caesar

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  • Julius Caesar returns to Rome after defeating Pompey's forces and receives a very warm welcome from many Romans. They are joyful for Caesar's victory and for the feast of Lupercal. The people of Rome cry out to Caesar from the streets and from their homes. This event only makes the conspirators more vary of Caesar and his rising power.
  • Upon Returning to Rome, Caesar is offered the crown of Rome by Mark Antony. Caesar continues to refuse this offer not once, not twice, but three times. Caesar claims that he fights for Rome, and has no need for the crown. This move only furthers his popularity with the people.
  • Lepidus
  • Antony
  • Octavius
  • Fearful of Caesar's rising power, the conspirators decide to kill Caesar. These conspirators consist of Casca, Cassius, Cinna, Decius, and Brutus. They all approach Caesar, pretend to plead on someone's behalf and then proceed to stab him over and over again. Cinna attacks first, and Brutus is the last to stop stabbing.
  • Following Caesar's death. Brutus allows Mark Antony to speak to the people of Rome, expecting him to support his cause.  Mark Antony instead proceeds to rally the people of Rome against the killing of Caesar and against Brutus and the other conspirators. Afterwards, Brutus and the others flee Rome fearing the people. This speech helps Mark Antony rise to power.
  •    Following Caesar's death many different different events take place. Rome is split between three men, Mark Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus. Brutus and Cassius have fled Rome and have built up an army in an attempt to defend themselves against a potential Roman attack.  Rome also starts to head towards civil war as the three rulers continue to create internal tensions. 
  • Rome is thrown into a civil war following poor leadership from the three leaders.  Cassius commits suicide after regretting killing Caesar. Brutus kills himself for killing Caesar was well, but more because he regrets killing a friend. The fate is Rome is left uncertain for fifteen long years.
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