Julius Ceaser returns to Rome from battle . Julius defeated the enemies and is now king of Rome. The people of Rome are happy with Ceaser's power. They believe Ceaser will do whats best for Rome.
Et tu, Brute?
I kiss thy hand, but not in flattery!
Brutus faces a crucial decision. Either, accepting Ceaser's growing power, or kill him and end his rule. While still deciding, he gets an anonymous letter. The letter suggests he takes action on Ceaser.
We now rule Rome as a triumvirate
Ceaser next moves into the Capitol after refuses to look at Artemidorus' warning letter. He enters and the conspirators surround him. They then pretend to have a plead case. Tricking Ceaser and Brutus.
You didn't give warning!
You won't be an effective soldier!
Suddenly, the conspirators stab Ceaser. Mark Antony leaves. Brutus then tells the Conspirators to leave. Brutus stabs Ceaser the last time, killing him.
Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus now rule Rome as a committee of three, a triumvirate. They have a meeting to draw up what enemies who must be killed. They also talk about changing Ceaser's will. Antony does not like Lepidus as a leader.
Antony and Octavius enter the battlefield. Brutus and Cassius enter with their forces. The leaders meet, but all the do is argue. Brutus and Cassius say their final farewells, in case they die in battle.