Gaius Cassius Longinus - Wikipedia
Gaius Cassius Longinus was a Roman senator, a leading instigator of the plot to kill Julius Caesar, and the brother in-law of Marcus Junius Brutus. Jul 11, The personalities of Brutus and Cassius differ significantly. which causes them to hold a corrupt relationship. Brutus is an honest. true adult. Mar 18, In the play: I believe so. Shakespeare paints Brutus as “noble” and as driven primarily by his belief that Caesar wants to seize lifetime power.
The two daggers on the reverse differ to show more than one person was involved in the slaying. The cap is a pileus liberty cap that in Roman times was given to slaves on the day of their emancipation — freedom from slavery. In the context of the assassination, Brutus is making it clear the killers were defending the Republic and its people from Caesar's grasp at kingship. A gold aureus with the same design was also minted.
Both coins are exceptionally rare. Knowing his army had been defeated and that he would be captured, Brutus committed suicide by running into his own sword being held by two of his own men.
Among his last words were, according to Plutarch"By all means must we fly; not with our feet, however, but with our hands".
Brutus also uttered the well-known verse calling down a curse upon Antony Plutarch repeats this from the memoirs of Publius Volumnius: Forget not, Zeusthe author of these crimes in the Dryden translation this passage is given as Punish, great Jove, the author of these ills. Mark Antony, as a show of great respect, ordered Brutus' body to be wrapped in Antony's most expensive purple mantle this was later stolen and Antony had the thief executed.
Brutus was crematedand his ashes were sent to his mother, Servilia. Plutarch states that there was a letter in existence that was allegedly written by Brutus mourning the manner of her death. He was made assistant to Cato, governor of Cypruswhich helped him start his political career.
He was given the quaestorship in Cilicia.
Brutus followed Pompey to Greece during the civil war against Caesar. Brutus was pardoned by Caesar. He was made governor of Gaul. He was made Praetor.
Brutus the Younger - Wikipedia
Murdered Caesar with other liberatores; went to Athens and then to Crete. Battle with Mark Antony 's forces and suicide. This was the noblest Roman of them all: All the conspirators save only he Did that they did in envy of great Caesar; He only, in a general honest thought And common good to all, made one of them. The appointment of his junior and brother-in-law, Marcus Brutusas praetor urbanus deeply offended him. Although Cassius was "the moving spirit" in the plot against Caesar, winning over the chief assassins to the cause of tyrannicideBrutus became their leader.
Though they succeeded in assassinating Caesar, the celebration was short-lived, as Mark Antony seized power and turned the public against them.
Gaius Cassius Longinus
In letters written during 44 BC, Cicero frequently complains that Rome was still subjected to tyranny, because the "Liberators" had failed to kill Antony.
By this point the Senate had split with Antonius and cast its lot with Cassius, confirming him as governor of the province.
Dolabella attacked but was betrayed by his allies, leading him to commit suicide. Cassius was now secure enough to march on Egyptbut on the formation of the Second TriumvirateBrutus requested his assistance.
Cassius quickly joined Brutus in Smyrna with most of his army, leaving his nephew behind to govern Syria.
Cassius set upon and sacked Rhodeswhile Brutus did the same to Lycia. They regrouped the following year in Sardiswhere their armies proclaimed them imperator. They crossed the Hellespontmarched through Thraceand encamped near Philippi in Macedon. Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian later known as Augustus and Mark Antony soon arrived, and Cassius planned to starve them out through the use of their superior position in the country.
However, they were forced into a pair of battles by Antony, collectively known as the Battle of Philippi. Brutus was successful against Octavian, and took his camp. Cassius, however, was defeated and overrun by Antony and, unaware of Brutus' victory, gave up all for lost and killed himself with the very same dagger he had used against Julius Caesar.
Brutus the Younger
His early philosophical commitments are hazy, though D. Shackleton Bailey thought that a remark by Cicero  indicates a youthful adherence to the Academy.
Although Epicurus advocated a withdrawal from politics, at Rome his philosophy was made to accommodate the careers of many prominent men in public life, among them Caesar's father-in-law, Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus. Griffin argues that his intellectual pursuits, like those of other Romans, may be entirely removed from any practical application in the realm of politics.
Momigliano argued, however, that many of those who opposed Caesar's dictatorship bore no personal animus toward him, and Republicanism was more congenial to the Epicurean way of life than dictatorship.