What other means, other than killing, Cassius and Brutus could’ve used to achieve good for Rome? Please, can anyone answer this question: What other means, other than killing, Cassius and Brutus...

What other means, other than killing, Cassius and Brutus could’ve used to achieve good for Rome?

Please, can anyone answer this question:

What other means, other than killing, Cassius and Brutus could’ve used to achieve good for Rome? with examples from the play?

 

I really try to solve it, and I think to be the answer is "lying", but I'm not too sure about it..!!

please, can you help me

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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I agree with mwestwood. The Roman empire was the cradle for democracy. Caesar ruled, yes, but there was a system of checks and balances in place. Caesar ruled, yes, but it was at the will of both the Senate and the Roman population. He would not have been able to achieve complete domination as those who killed him "claimed" he would. The system of checks and balances would have reigned him in. So a better option would have been to let events take a natural course and allow the system to work.

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History shows that the Roman Empire was governed by the Senate and the Roman people.  Therefore, with this power structure, no emperor could completely ignore the Senate since he could not give any orders without the consent of the Senate. So, even if Julius Caesar were to make himself emperor, his power could be controlled and he would not have been able to become the tyrant that Brutus fears.

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Please, can anyone answer this question:

What other means, other than killing, Cassius and Brutus could’ve used to achieve good for Rome? with examples from the play?

 

I really try to solve it, and I think to be the answer is "lying", but I'm not too sure about it..!!

please, can you help me

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