How was Brutus different from the other conspirators in Julius Caesar?

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Brutus the Younger, or Marcus Junius Brutus, was closer to Julius Caesar than the rest of the conspirators. Historically, there is some speculation that he was Julius Caesar’s son—although there is very little evidence for that theory. Caesar did have a long term affair with Brutus’s mother, but he slept with half the noblewomen in Rome. Regardless, Brutus and Caesar were personally very close. When Caesar assumed power and put himself at odds with the Senate, it must have created a lot of personal turmoil for the historical...

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