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