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jahmi | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 24, 2009 at 10:23 AM via web

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Who is Ligarius?




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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted March 24, 2009 at 11:03 AM (Answer #1)

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Caius Ligarius is one of the conspirators against Caesar.  He doesn't like Caesar because he was embarrassed by Caesar for Ligarius's positive statements about Pompey.  In Act II, Metellus tells Brutus:

"Caius Ligarius doesn’t like Caesar,Who berated him for speaking well of Pompey. I wonder why none of you’ve thought about him.  And Brutus responds, "Well, ask him, he likes me very well as I have given him reason to.  Just send him to me and I will train him."

Then in later in scene one, Caius Ligarius, arrives at the home of Brutus as a weaken and sick man.  Brutus tells him that he is sorry that he is sick.  Ligarius tells Brutus that because of his respect for Brutus and his dislike for Caesar he is not too sick to help.


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