Act 5 Scene 1 The opposing armies confront each other at Philippi. Before the battle, Brutus and Cassius exchange insults with Antony and Octavius, Cassius is troubled by an omen of defeat, and he and Brutus say farewell in case they die as a result of the battle
Act 5 Scene 2 Brutus sends Messala to throw all legions into the battle.
Act 5 Scene 3 Cassius, mistakenly believing that the battle has been lost and that Titinius has been taken captive, orders Pindarus to kill him. When Titinius returns, he puts his wreath of victory on Cassius's head and kills himself. Brutus orders his legions into battle again in order to conquer the still undefeated Antony.
Act 5 Scene 4 Brutus's forces are defeated in the second battle. Lucilius calls attention to himself and away from Brutus by announcing himself to be Brutus. Lucilius is captured, but Antony spares himself.
Act 5 Scene 5 Brutus begs four of his followers to assist his in his suicide. All but the fourth decline. Brutus kills himself. Antony praises Brutus as the only honorable conspirator, and Octavius orders Brutus's funeral rites.