Excerpts: Mark Antony’s Speech at Caesar’s Funeral

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This short excerpt from our video -Brutus: Liberator of Rome or Traitor to Caesar is a composite of lines from players performing Shakespeare’s famous play “Julius Caesar”. The setting is Caesar’s funeral. The conspirators have allowed Mark Antony (Marcus Antonius) to give a speech honouring his friend, so long as he doesn’t blame them directly. In one of the most famous examples of “charged rhetoric” speeches, Antony begins by justifying Brutus’ earlier speech, referring to the conspirators repeatedly as “honourable men”.

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