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Instructions: Read the material provided in the lesson. Answer the questions below. 1. What might the ghost mean when he says he is Brutus’s evil spirit? Choose one option (or come up with a new one) and explain your answer in detail. There are two sides of Brutus and the evil side decided to stay and haunt the place 2. Do a search for information on the “Battle of Philippi.” The casualties for the First Battle of Philippi were approximately 9,000 killed and wounded for Cassius and 18,000 for Octavian. Casualties are not known for the second battle on October 23. With the death of Cassius and Brutus, the Second Triumvirate essentially ended resistance to their rule and succeeded in avenging the death of Julius Caesar. The battle marked the highpoint of Antony's career as a military leader, as his power would slowly erode until his ultimate defeat by Octavian at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC.

Put the details of that battle below in the following bullet points. Note: you should find information on the real Battle of Philippi. Do not rely on Shakespeare to give you all the details you need! The Battle of Philippi started after the assassination of ____ Julius Caesar. The Battle of Philippi took place in the year ____October 3, 42 BC.  Cassius built a ___ transverse dam to stop Antony from breaking Cassius’s and Brutus’s armies apart. Cassius killed himself because __Believing that they had both been defeated, Brutus defeated ___ Octavian’s army.

There were two different battles at the Battle of Philippi.
The entire Battle of Philippi lasted for two days.
3. Pay close attention to the final battle in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Put the details of that battle below in the following bullet points. Note: this question refers to the events as they are portrayed in Shakespeare’s play, which differ from actual historical records. The Battle of Philippi started after the assassination of ____ Julius Caesar. Cassius’s army fought ______ Antony ______,...
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