Julius Caesar Act 4 and 5

What did Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus gather to discuss? They were deciding which Romans should live or die. They wanted to eliminate anyone who could cause them trouble.
To what does Antony compare Lepidus? He compared him to his own horse and calls him an animal to be trained and used.
What problem has developed between Cassius and Brutus? How is it resolved? Brutus accuses Cassius of greed and corruption and holds position until Cassius talks his way out.
What news did Messala bring Brutus? He brought news that Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus have had a hundred senators killed and that Portia also is dead.
For what reasons does Brutus want to lead his armies to Philippi? A) They (Antony) can gather fresh forces as they march to Phillippi.B) That the enemy is increasing and his army is at a high point ready to decline.C) They are on a “tide” of “fortune” and should strike while they are on a good “tide”.
What message did Caesar’s ghost bring Brutus? He said he would see Brutus at Philippi.
legacies inherited money or goods
chastisment punishment
convetous wanting the possessions of others
exigent critical moment
ensign colors; flag carried by a company
engendered conceived
envenomed poisned
entrails internal organs, especially intestines
Why did Pindarus stab Cassius? Cassius ordered Pindarus to kill Cassius after he believes Titinius has been captured by the enemy.
What causes Titinius to say, “The sun of Rome is Set”? He learns of Cassius’ death.
Who do the soldiers believe they have captured in scene 4? Who is it really? They believe they have captured Brutus, but they actually have captured Lucilius.
How does Brutus die? Brutus runs on his own sword. He recognizes defear and refuses to give Antony the “honor” of killing him.
Why did Antony say Brutus was the “noblest Roman of them all!”? All the conspirators killed Caesar of envy or for personal gain. Brutus truly believed he was doing the right thing for his countrymen.

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