The book “Caesar’s civil war” by Adrian Goldworthy, I found from the online BC Library described the tension of the atmosphere when all of Julius Caesar’s senates were anxious to overthrow him from power. As stated in the book, “On the morning of 15 March (a date known as the Ides) there was some dismay when Caesar did not arrive at the Senate on time.” When Caesar was not at the senate on time, those who plotted against Caesar’s power were worried that he knows what was going to happen as there was some “dismay”.
The quote from the reading “Cassius Dio” stated, “When he had reached this point, the men who were plotting against him hesitated no longer, but in order to embitter even his best friends against him, they did their best to traduce him, finally saluting him as king, a name which they often used also among themselves.”; when Caesar arrived, the people that plotted against him did not hesitate to strike, including his best friend Decimus. The two quotes complement each other by describing the emotions the people felt before and during the act of killing Julius Caesar.
Goldsworthy, Adrian. Caesar’s Civil War 49-44 BC, Taylor and Francis, 2003. ProQuest Ebook Central, http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/brooklyn-ebooks/detail.action?docID=182989.
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