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By ALAN REDFERN
In the play that Shakespeare called “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar”,
there is the well-known funeral oration by Mark Antony. He wishes to
rouse the population against Brutus, Cassius and the other conspirators
who have assassinated his friend, Caesar. But Mark Antony has to be
careful. His own life was only spared because Brutus insisted upon it. He
starts by saying:
“Friends, Romans, countrymen,
“I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them.
The good is oft interred with their bones.
So let it be with Caesar.”
But then he begins to strike. The accusation against Caesar was
that he was too ambitious. Mark Antony questions this:
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