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Definition: Senator who will forever be known as the one who most disappointed Julius Caesar. Brutus traced his lineage back to another Brutus, who did away with the last King of Rome, Tarquin the Proud, and put in his place the Republic. Brutus fought with Pompey against Caesar, but Caesar pardoned Brutus and made of him a great friend. Brutus was one of the Senators who killed Caesar. Later, he joined with Cassius, also one of Caesar's assassins, in the civil war against Octavian and Marc Antony. Brutus lost the famous battle of Philippi and took his own life.

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Ancient Rome
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Short Bio of Brutus
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Biography of Brutus
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