Marcus Brutus in Roman Biography

Brutus, (Marcus Junius,) a noted Roman, son of the preceding, was born in So B.C. Cato Uticensis was his maternal uncle, and afterwards his father-in-law, Brutus having married his daughter Porcia. In the civil wars he sided with Pompey. After the battle of Pharsalia he was treated with great kindness by Caesar, and appears to have been sincerely attached to him for a time. He .it the instigation of Caesar's enemies, induced to the conspiracy against the life of the dictator. Subsequently he and Cassius became the leaders of the republican army against Antony and Octavius. At the battle of Philippi, Brutus, who commanded the right was at first completely successful, and drove the troops of Octavius even to their camp ; but Antony, ving the mistake his enemies had committed iii pursuing fugitives, instead of assuring the victory to their own friends, turned upon the exposed flank of Cassius and entirely changed the fortune of the day. The republican troops were totally defeated; and Brutus, after seeing many of his bravest and most attached followers ay down their lives in order to prevent his falling into the hands of his enemies, killed himself with his own sword, 36 B.C. Plutarch "Lives;" Appian, "Bellum Civile;" Quevedo rVllLEC.AS, "VidadeM. Bruto," 1648.

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