Who Killed Caesar?


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Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus are credited with leading the battle that killed Julius Caesar. The account written by Nicolaus of Damascus several years after indicates that Caesar was stabbed 35 times by many people before he died at the foot of Pompey's statue.

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Caesar was known as the dictator of the Roman Republic. He had recently been declared dictator by the Senate, but his death was actually a conspiracy perpetrated by multiple Roman senators. The battle leading to his assassination took place near the Theatre of Pompey, ultimately culminating in his death during the Ides of March in 44 B.C.

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