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In the moments following Caesar's death, what do the conspirators proclaim to justify...

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pooper234 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 28, 2007 at 8:00 AM via web

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In the moments following Caesar's death, what do the conspirators proclaim to justify their deed?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 28, 2007 at 9:16 AM (Answer #1)

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They claim that he was so ambitious he would have enslaved all the citizens of Rome (and thus that they killed him to protect Rome and Romans from him).

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nonniec | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted March 29, 2007 at 12:49 AM (Answer #2)

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The conspirators claim that they murdered Caesar because he would have been a tyrant. Brutus articulates their reasons when he says that he loves Caesar, but he loves Rome more.

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tipsr-7 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 25, 2012 at 3:32 PM (Answer #3)

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After Caesar’s death, the conspirators claim that with Caesar’s death tyranny has ended in Rome. They shout slogans like ‘Peace, Liberty, Freedom and Enfranchisement’. They say that although Caesar was a great man, he had become too ambitious.

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