051819_TedEd_The great conspiracy against Julius Caesar - Katheryn Tempest

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What would you do if you thought your country was on the path to the tyranny?

be on the path to =

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These were the questions haunting Roman Senator Marcus Junius Brutus in 44 BCE,

haunting

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Opposing unchecked power wasn’t just a political matter for Brutus;

Use unchecked to describe things that are increasing or growing, especially if they're unwanted. The unchecked sprawl of a city might result in the loss of animal habitats, and your class's unchecked chatter will eventually make it impossible for you to hear the teacher when he tries to get your attention. This word comes from the verb check, "to hold or control," the way you control your opponent's king in a game of chess by putting it in check.

it was a personal one.

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He claimed descent from Lucius Junius Brutus,

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Instead of seizing power himself, the elder Brutus led the people in a rousing oath to never again allow a king to rule.

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Rome became republic based on the principle that no one man should hold too much power.

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And after defeating his rival Pompey the Great in a bitter civil war, his power was at its peak.

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Julius Caesar's rise to the powerful position of consul had been dramatic.

(in ancient Rome) one of the two annually elected chief magistrates who jointly ruled the republic.

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Years of military triumphs had made him the wealthiest man in Rome.

1. "spectacle has once again triumphed over content"

(n.) a great victory or achievement.

(v.)

  1. achieve a victory; be successful
  2. (of a Roman general) ride into ancient Rome after a victory.
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His victories and initiatives, such as distributing lands to the poor, had made him popular with the public,

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and many senators vied for his favor by showering him with honors.

compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something.

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More importantly, the title of dictator, meant to grant temporary emergency powers in wartime, had been bestowed upon Caesar several times in succession.

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More importantly, the title of dictator, meant to grant temporary emergency powers in wartime, had been bestowed upon Caesar several times in succession.

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More importantly, the title of dictator, meant to grant temporary emergency powers in wartime, had been bestowed upon Caesar several times in succession.

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