Julius Caesar Translation Table of Contents
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Act 1, Scene 1
The Roman commoners celebrate Caesar's military triumph. Flavius and Murellus argue with them.
Act 1, Scene 2
A soothsayer warns Caesar. The people offer kingship to him. Cassius tries to convince Brutus to join a murderous plot.
Act 1, Scene 3
Casca and Cicero discuss bad omens seen around Rome. The conspirators meet and decide to try again to enlist Brutus.
Act 2, Scene 1
Brutus deliberates with himself about killing Caesar. The conspirators arrive and he agrees to the plan to kill Caesar.
Act 2, Scene 2
Calphurnia tries to convince Caesar not to go to the Senate, which he considers, before Decius convinces him to go.
Act 2, Scene 3
Artemidorus reads aloud a letter he has written to warn Caesar about the conspirators. He plans to deliver it to Caesar.
Act 2, Scene 4
Portia asks Lucius to see what is happening at the Senate. She meets the soothsayer.
Act 3, Scene 1
The conspirators kill Caesar. Brutus and Antony agree to each deliver speeches to explain the murder to the public.
Act 3, Scene 2
Brutus speaks first and wins over the crowd. Antony speaks second and the crowd turns on the conspirators, who flee.
Act 3, Scene 3
A poet named Cinna is mistaken for the conspirator of the same name. The mob kills him.
Act 4, Scene 1
Caesar's loyal followers--Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus--prepare to hunt down the conspirators.
Act 4, Scene 2
Brutus and Cassius gather their armies, even though Cassius is upset with Brutus.
Act 4, Scene 3
Cassius and Brutus are reconciled. Portia and Cicero's deaths are announced. Caesar's ghost visits Brutus.
Act 5, Scene 1
The two armies' generals meet before returning to their men. Brutus and Cassius prepare themselves for battle.
Act 5, Scene 2
The battle between the conspirators and Caesar's supporters begins.
Act 5, Scene 3
Cassius' side has been overrun, and he orders Pindarus to kill him. Brutus' side has done well in battle. Titinius dies.
Act 5, Scene 4
Brutus urges his men to fight hard. Young Cato is killed. Lucillius pretends to be Brutus to deceive Antony's soldiers.
Act 5, Scene 5
Brutus' army faces defeat. Brutus convinces a friend to help him commit suicide. Antony and Octavius win the battle.