The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0484 Thursday, 13 March 2003
Date: Wednesday, 12 Mar 2003 09:52:03 -0800
Subject: 14.0463 Re: Julius Caesar's Protagonist
Comment: Re: SHK 14.0463 Re: Julius Caesar's Protagonist
>"Were they blood brothers, or was "brother" being used as an honorific in
Cassius married Brutus' half-sister, Junia. Actually this connection
gives more fuel to Cassius' fire. It was rumoured Servilia, Brutus'
mother and mistress to Caesar (he gave her a pearl worth more than a
million denarii!), had permitted Caesar to seduce her daughter Junia,
Cassius does refer to Brutus as a brother. In IV,ii,37 he tells Brutus
"Most noble brother, you have done me wrong."
Also in III, I,175 Brutus may be referring to Cassius as a brother in
his line to Anthony. "Of brother's temper, do receive you in."
Will & Company
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