Julius Caesar Short Answer Study Guide ~ Act 4

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 compares 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? Cassius was offended that Brutus did not seriously consider his letters on behalf of Lucius Pella. Brutus said Cassius should not have written on behalf of such a man and he goes on to accuse Cassius of accepting bribes himself. It is resolved (after a great deal of name-calling and threats to fight) by the end of their conversation. Brutus basically holds to his position and lets Cassius talk himself out.
What news did Messala bring Brutus? He brought news that Antony, Octavius and Lepidus have had a hundred Senators killedand that Portia also is dead.
For what reasons does Brutus want to lead his armies to Philippi? ~ They can gather fresh forces as they march to Philippi.~ The enemy is increasing and his army is at a high point ready to decline [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? The ghost of Caesar’s is sure to see Brutus at Philippi.

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