Senate Liberators

Summary

The aassassination of Julius Caesar was the result of a conspiracy by a group of Roman senators self styled the Liberatores, led by Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Brutus, on the Ides of March (March 15) in 44 BC in the Theatre of Pompey. Julius Caesar was the dictator of the Roman Republic at the time having recently been declared dictator perpetuo by the senate. This declaration had resulted in several senators fearing that Caesar's ambition was to overthrow the senatorial democracy in favour of a tyranny.

The Liberators failed and many of them escaped Rome. The two notable Senators still alive are Gaius Cassius Longinus and Cato the Black

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