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Julius Caesar

Roman general and dictator. He was murdered by a group of senators and his former friend Brutus who hoped to restore the normal running of the republic.

Marcus Brutus

Friend of Caesar who kills him "for the good of Rome" last to stab Caesar

Cassius

Leader of the conspiracy against Caesar

Portia

wife of Brutus who kills herself

Octavius Caesar

Caesar's nephew and adopted son who becomes part of the triumvirate and leads with Antony the army that defeats Brutus and Cassius at Philippi

Lepidus

The third member of Antony and Octavius's triumvirate. Though Antony has a low opinion of Lepidus, Octavius trusts Lepidus's loyalty.

Casca

The first conspirator to stab Caesar

Calpurnia

Caesars wife

Marc Antony

Caesars right hand man, and personal friend who vows to avenge his death

Marullus and Flavius

tribunes they remove the decor from the Caesar statue. They call the people fake

Cicero

A Roman senator renowned for his oratorical skill. Cicero speaks at Caesar's triumphal parade. He later dies at the order of Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus.

Soothsayer

warns Caesar to "Beware the Ides of March"

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