Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Brutus (Marcus)
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(Marcus Iunius Brutus; Greek Μάρκος Βροῦτος/Márkos Broûtos)

A. Historical dimension

B. (85–42 BC) was a Roman politician who occupied a number of offices in the Late Republic and became known especially for his leading role in the assassination of Julius Caesar. There are accounts of B. from Plutarch (biography in the Parallel Lives), Appian (B Civ 2 and 4) and Cassius Dio (38,9,1). Another historical source is the Latin correspondence between B. and Cicero, which, with the exception of two letters, is held to be genuine.

B.' mother Servilia (half-sister of Cato) was a lover o…

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Simonis, Linda, “Brutus (Marcus)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004595>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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