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Julius Caesar is a great historical play by William Shakespeare. Here we meet a bloody civil war. It took place after Caesar had been assassinated. It was going on throughout the whole country. The forces of the conspirators are led by Brutus and Cassius. On the other hand, the pro-Caesar forces are led by Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus.
Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus are triumvirates. The members of the triumvirate have decided to put to death a large number of citizens whom they suspect of complicity with the murder of Caesar. Among those who are to be executed under the orders of the triumvirate are Lepidus's own brother and Antony's own nephew. These three men have also agreed upon a plan by which the country would be split into three regions. However, the war against the conspirators has yet to be won. Antony already showing himself to be an ambitious and unscrupulous man. When Lepidus has left to carry out a certain task, Antony suggests to Octavius then should get rid of Lepidus as soon as possible. Thus the civil war in the country is being fought between anti-Caesar and pro-Caesar forces. Brutus and Cassius represent the republican cause. On the other hand, Octavius, Antony, and Lepidus represent the imperialist cause.


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