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dreams of Romans bathing their hands in the blood of Caesar

Calpurnia

says "Beware the Ides of March"

Soothsayer

convinces Caesar to go to the Senate

Decius Brutus

has a "lean and hungry look"

Cassius

gives Antony permission to speak at Caesar's funeral

Brutus

asks Antony to touch Calpurnia to cure her barrenness

Caesar

thinks Lepidus is weak

Mark Antony

tries to warn Caesar of an assassination plot with a letter

Artemidorus

is killed by the commoners

Cinna the Poet

says Lepidus is a tried and valiant soldier, joins Mark Antony after Caesar's death

Octavius

love Caesar, welcome him home after his defeat of Pompey's sons

commoners

planner and organizer of the conspiracy

Cassius

leader of the conspirators

Brutus

thinks Caesar might become a bad ruler

Brutus

considered an honorable man

Brutus

a group of fortune tellers who tell Caesar to stay home on the Ides of March

augerers

appeals to the commoners and their basic needs in his funeral speech

Antony

the new triumvirate after Caesar's death

Octavius, Antony, Lepidus

the original triumvirate

Crassus, Pompey, Caesar

thinks he sees Titinius overtaken

Pindarus

Antony says that all the conspirators except Brutus acted out of

envy

At the end of the play, Antony calls Brutus

noble

Brutus's belief system

Stoicism

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears/I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him"

Antony

"Cowards die many times before their deaths/The valiant never taste of death but once"

Caesar

"...thou shalt see me at Phillipi"

Ghost of Caesar

"This was the noblest Roman of them all"

Antony

"As Caesar loved me, I weep 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"

Brutus

"It must be by his death; and for my part,/I know no personal cause to spurn at him/But for the general."

Brutus

"Men at some time are masters of their fates:/The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,/But in ourselves, that we are underlings"

Cassius

"I rather tell thee what is to be feared/ Than what I fear; for always I am Caesar"

Caesar

"For who so firm that cannot be seduced?"

Cassius

"I love/The name of honor more than I fear death"

Brutus

"For Antony is but a limb of Caesar"

Brutus

"I grant I am a woman; but withal/A woman Lord Brutus took to wife"

Portia

"O Error, soon conceived,/Thou never com'st unto a happy birth,/But kill'st the mother that engend'red thee!"

Messala

"Et tu, Brute? Then fall Caesar"

Caesar

"Caesar now be still;/I killed not thee with half so good a will."

Brutus

Shakespeare's theater

The Globe

people who sat in the pit in front of the stage

groundlings

Rome's government

Republic

childless Queen, loved the theater

Queen Elizabeth I

men from old, noble families; wealthy middle class citizens

patricians

working class citizens

plebians

Rome's ruling body

Senate

plebians elected to the Senate

tribunes

plotted to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I; executed for treason

Earl of Essex

main fault was his big ego

Caesar

"O pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth/ That I am meek and gentle with these butchers."

Antony

"Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood"

Antony

"Remember March, the ides of March remember,/Did not great Julius bleed for justice' sake"

Brutus

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