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Robert Garland

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781904675020

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781904675020.001.0001

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The Conspiracy

The Conspiracy

(p.63) Chapter 8 The Conspiracy
Julius Caesar

Robert Garland

Liverpool University Press

This chapter describes the conspiracy to kill Caesar. C. Cassius Longinus was the instigator of the plan to assassinate Caesar. The total number of conspirators was pegged at more than sixty. Twenty of the conspirators are known by name. Seven had supported Caesar in the Civil War, nine sided with Pompey, and four are of unknown allegiance. Seneca also claimed that more friends than enemies joined the conspiracy.

Keywords:   assassination, C. Cassius, Longinus, M. Junius Brutus, conspirators

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