What is revealed in Cassius's rebuke to Casca in Julius Caesar?

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It's strange that Cassius should rebuke Casca in the way that he does given that virtually all Romans believed in natural phenomena as portents of future events. Instead, Cassius is like the great Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero in that he's skeptical of making a big deal out of strange goings-on in the sky. He tends to think that people are too quick to read into natural phenomena whatever they want to, and he's not about to join them.

Cassius's admonishment of Casca is especially fierce because he thinks that Casca's superstitious credulity leaves him open, like the Roman mob, to being dominated and controlled by Caesar. Cassius clearly expects...

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