Julius Caesar was killed on March 15, also known as the ides of March. He was at the peak of his power and domination of the world. The Council of the Roman Empire intended to crown Caesar king of the entire Roman Empire. Caesar would be the most powerful man on the earth and that frightened even some of his closest friends. Cassius, a once loyal follower of Caesar devised a plan to kill Caesar for his ambition and thirst for power. Along him he dragged Brutus, one of Caesar's closest friends, into the scheme. Brutus was a loyal to Caesar, but stated he cared more for Rome, and in Caesar's ambition for power, Brutus said it was not in the greater benefit of the Roman people. Following the murder of Caesar, Antony, an always loyal friend to Caesar, walks in and finds the Conspirators surrounding Caesar's dead body. He doesn't agree to what they have done, but he can't express his disgust. However, he is given the right to speak for Caesar's honor in front of the Roman people and this is one of the most memorable speeches in the history of time. Brutus also speaks, but he couldn't persuade the crowd more then Antony would.
Following the departure of the Conspirators from Caesar's the Capitol, Brutus speaks in the streets of Rome in front of a massive crowd. The others that didn't listen to Brutus, listened to Cassius speak on a separate street. Brutus begins by saying, yes he was a dear friend of Caesar, but his love for Caesar was unparalleled to his love for Rome. This is an valuable way to start out his speech declaring that his love for Rome is immense. He says would you rather have Caesar live and die all slaves or have Caesar killed and let the freemen live on. He makes and effective speech by saying as Caesar loved him he weeps for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honor him; but as he was ambitious, I slew him. This part of the speech is quite effective,…

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