Act II Scene 3

Summary
In this scene, Artemidorus decides to write a letter to Julius Caesar. In the letter, he lists all of the conspirators who are trying to kill Julius Caesar and warns how dangerous each one is. Artemidorus is showing his true friendship for Caesar by saying that he is against the conspirators and will stand by Caesar's side forever. Since Artemidorus informed Caesar of the Conspirators, this revealed a possibility of fear within Artemidorus's heart. Perhaps Artemidorus had thought he could pull off working with the conspirators, but gave up out of fear of getting caught. However, this was still a warning twoards Caesar and if not for Caesar's ego, he may have been able to prevent his assasination. Although this scene was very abrupt, it is safe to assume that Artimedorus's warning was heard by Caesar.




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Artemidorus

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Casar is stopped by Artimedorus
Casar is stopped by Artimedorus

He was the only "true" friend that tried to protect Caesar.


Artemidorus' Letter to Julius Caesar:
"Caesar, beware of Brutus; take heed of Cassius; come not near Casca; have an eye to Cinna; trust not Trebonius; mark well Metellus Cimber; Decius Brutus loves thee not; thou hast wronged Caius Ligarius. There is but one mind in all these men, and it is bent against Caesar. If thou beest not immortal, look about you: security gives ways to conspiracy. The mighty gods defend thee!
Thy lover, Artemidorus"

Artemidorus' Letter (Modernized):
Dear Caesar,
Be careful. Your so called "friends" Brutus, Cassius, Casca, Cinna, Trebonius, Metellus Cimber, Decius Brutus, and Caius Ligarius are all planning to destroy your chances of becoming king. AKA: they are all gonna try to kill you! I just wanted to give you a heads up.
Peace Out,
Artemidorus