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Brutus, or Marcus Junius Brutus Caepio, was a Roman senator and one of several men who conspired to assassinate Julius Caesar. Although not politically ambitious, Brutus was initially a money lender who charged high interest rates then later as a senator became unsatisfied with the politics of Julius' Dictatorship in Rome (Brutus was a republican). Brutus' mother was also a mistress of Caesar's.

Based on what I've read, I would not consider Brutus a good man.

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What brutus says was Caesar's flaw?

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Who called Brutus the noblest Roman of them all?

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Although Antony spoke against Brutus and the conspirators what point does he make?

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How does Brutus feel shortly after the assassination?

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How much did Marcus Brutus weigh?

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