The great conspiracy against Julius Caesar - Kathryn Tempest

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  • Published on Dec 18, 2014
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    On March 15th, 44 BCE, Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of about 60 of his own senators. Why did these self-titled Liberators want him dead? And why did Brutus, whose own life had been saved by Caesar, join in the plot? Kathryn Tempest investigates the personal and political assassination of Julius Caesar.
    Lesson by Kathryn Tempest, animation by Brett Underhill.

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  • ligth wight
    ligth wight 4 hours ago

    Brutus was b**ch XD

  • Mo S
    Mo S Day ago

    Julius Caesar when he was the only one without a knife at the tabl (44bc colorized)😐

  • E Z P Z LMN S Q Z Y
    E Z P Z LMN S Q Z Y 3 days ago

    Et tu brute

  • Phuong Ngoc Trinh
    Phuong Ngoc Trinh 3 days ago

    Anyone thinks that Caesar was falling in love with Brutus?

  • Der Bergsteiger
    Der Bergsteiger 4 days ago

    „Et“ can mean „and“ as well as „also“. Caesar could might have said: „You too, child?“

  • yuqing2006
    yuqing2006 4 days ago

    Did games of thrones writer dream of Brutus and Ceaser kissing? This is like the ending to Games of thrones.
    Jon kill Dany cause she have too much power. Then they started a thing where they can choose their leader

  • Atticus Colucy
    Atticus Colucy 4 days ago

    E tu Bruti?

  • tupac shakur
    tupac shakur 4 days ago +1

    So no one is gonna talk about what he did to the library of alexandria which set us back 1000 years

  • I am Unicron
    I am Unicron 4 days ago

    Imagine the damage to his internal organs...ouch..

  • Job Ogutu
    Job Ogutu 6 days ago

    The Republic is just a veil that covers corruption and impunity. Bureaucrats and politicians plot and plunder how best they could manipulate the system to gain personal wealth and further exploit the masses. I'd rather one vile dictator than a bunch of old, big-bellied no good senators.

  • mono no aware
    mono no aware 6 days ago

    I'm not crying

  • Elliot Albano
    Elliot Albano 6 days ago

    #dontsuicide

  • WESTECH MEDIA
    WESTECH MEDIA 6 days ago

    Mark Anthony was the original Avenger ✊

  • CorgiLover 162
    CorgiLover 162 6 days ago +4

    If his last words were actually "And you child?" I've be rolled up in a corner crying by now

  • Exploration Dude
    Exploration Dude 7 days ago

    How do you cut Rome into two ? Easy , with Caesar's

  • Axis Dynasty
    Axis Dynasty 7 days ago

    I hope agustus mussolini became a thing lmao

  • Abdullahi Osman
    Abdullahi Osman 7 days ago

    Brutus was a hero, Ceasar invaded Rome by force threatening the senators with death to loot the treasury and breaking the no armament law in Rome to take over the city. He was the tyrant, Brutus always put Rome first, that's why he joined pompey in the first place.

  • Conker Juega
    Conker Juega 9 days ago +1

    Brutus: For the watch!

  • Evian Tube HD
    Evian Tube HD 10 days ago

    Julius really messed up the numerical names of the months

  • JC Medina
    JC Medina 10 days ago

    For the watch!

  • Godspeed Prime
    Godspeed Prime 10 days ago +1

    What about Biggus Dickus?

  • J UL Y
    J UL Y 10 days ago

    And I'm J UL Y = Junaid UL Yousuf

  • Guillermo Romo Morales

    traitors sons of bitches

  • Dragon Fly
    Dragon Fly 10 days ago

    Heartbreaking... why didn’t Brutus let someone else do it?

  • kldodo
    kldodo 11 days ago +1

    I was today years old, when I realized
    July was named after Julius Ceasar 🤯

  • Alex Craft
    Alex Craft 11 days ago

    MAYBE WE SHOULD ALL JUST STAB CEASAR

  • No you!!
    No you!! 11 days ago

    Quintilis or july month in albanian is still the old name

  • Lea Itihr
    Lea Itihr 12 days ago

    You forget the part that the senate were a bunch of bigots that has already sunk Rome un polítical chaos. Caesar just came to be Caesar.

  • Ilovepineapples
    Ilovepineapples 12 days ago

    I love your voice too much

  • Jane Albert
    Jane Albert 12 days ago

    Ollie and Jon

  • George Deeb
    George Deeb 13 days ago

    FOR THE WATCH!!

  • Commander Bourke
    Commander Bourke 13 days ago

    Heeyyy... why does everyone have a knife?

  • AmSisodia
    AmSisodia 14 days ago +1

    Caesar's assassination is similar to that of Jon Snow, but Jon was resurrected.

  • 10,000 subscribers without a video challenge

    Ceaser's last words were "Et Tu Brute" which means "You to Brutus"

  • NAVEMAN3
    NAVEMAN3 14 days ago

    Brutus was a 50/50 villain. Hero for what he did for Rome which was admitted by Mark Antony and Augustus, but a villain for listening to his kin and conspirators who want power for themselves.

  • Antony Wu
    Antony Wu 14 days ago

    Tfw you have the The same last name of someone who avenged Caesar as your first name

  • Ridzky Asdi
    Ridzky Asdi 14 days ago

    For the watch

  • Loko
    Loko 14 days ago +1

    Caesar: ima go eat
    1 min later
    Caesar:

  • Anemone
    Anemone 14 days ago

    It's a rathe biased video, and pretty inaccurate at that, depicting brutus as a selfless spirit, downplaying the significance of is involvement during the civil war on the side of the Optimates, the faction who advokated for all the power to be in the hands of the noble families, and minimizing both the many factors that brought to Caesar's status as Dictator (which didn't mean the same as the modern day word, by the way) and his actions once in power. Furthermore, it doesn't point out that rome had already been under a life-long dictator at that point and successfully reverted to democracy after his death. An ultimately partial and pretty useless history pastiche that feels more like a creative interpretation. Brutus wasn't just a martyr of freedom and Caesar was neither a power mad dictator nor the most selfless man to ever rise to power.

    • vuong hoang
      vuong hoang 10 days ago

      Who cares about how dictator-ish he was as long as he was a good king in his citizens' point of view.

  • Moe Lester
    Moe Lester 14 days ago +1

    Caeser: Gets stabbed 27 times*
    Brutus: Are you not entertained?

  • Michelle Wairara
    Michelle Wairara 15 days ago

    Why I'm crying?!!

  • Twinings 24
    Twinings 24 15 days ago

    Julius Caesar we learn many from him.good leader,patriot,man to his people.i miss ciaran hinds caesar brought me to tears when he died

  • Aruhyper gaming
    Aruhyper gaming 15 days ago

    15 march is my bday

  • Ashutosh Samantaray
    Ashutosh Samantaray 15 days ago +9

    Duolingo killed caesar because he forgot his spanish lessons

  • Arwen
    Arwen 15 days ago +1

    TWENTY THREE STAB WOUNDS

  • Dan Z
    Dan Z 15 days ago +3

    SHIIIIIIZAAAAAA

    im sorry i had to

  • Count Ravid
    Count Ravid 15 days ago

    Pompey was killed by Egyptians who were supposed to be his allies, and the Egyptians sent Ceaser Pompey's head in a box as a gift. Even though they were enemies Ceaser loved Pompey as a brother.

  • acidplacid
    acidplacid 15 days ago +2

    Reminds me of a scene in GOT

  • Bhanu Prakash
    Bhanu Prakash 16 days ago +6

    Looks like Jon Snow's death scene was inspired by this.

  • Simulation #43867949373729

    this is what happended to jon snow

  • Drake Erickson
    Drake Erickson 17 days ago +24

    Also worth noting that Brutus’ mother was a long time mistress of Julius Caesar. So judging by the way Caesar treated him (and by the way he reacted when he saw Brutus with the conspirators) I believe It’s a good chance Brutus was Caesar’s son.

  • madhusudhan kadival
    madhusudhan kadival 17 days ago

    Julius Caesar should have become The Senate

  • alvin H
    alvin H 17 days ago +3

    Then one by one Brutus and the other senators stabbed Julius saying "For the Watch"
    Julius is later resurrected by the lord of light to fight against the night king.

  • Jonathan Sliver Studios

    I watched this in social studies class

  • Rayan Boulakhrif
    Rayan Boulakhrif 18 days ago +1

    Ewa gangster van de blok

  • Amina Bofarid
    Amina Bofarid 19 days ago +4

    Ewa boys like als je op erasmiaans zit

  • Get śmokeđ
    Get śmokeđ 19 days ago +2

    How many good people have died Xxxtentacion - Julius Caesar they all could of brought good

  • Fat 00000
    Fat 00000 19 days ago

    T W E N T Y E I G H T S T A B W O U N D S

  • This Day and Age
    This Day and Age 20 days ago +4

    wait wait. 23 STAB WOUNDS, YOU DIDNT WANT TO LEAVE HIM A CHANCE, HUH? Did you feel ANGER? HATE? He looked at you with mercy. But you let him get stabbed again and again and again!

  • This Day and Age
    This Day and Age 20 days ago

    But then they mock Julius' name by using his rules against our lord Jesus. No one uses anyone's name in vain yo, no matter how they lived.

  • The Slayer
    The Slayer 20 days ago

    This sounds like a bit from GOT-no spoilers

  • Luis Alejandro
    Luis Alejandro 20 days ago +1

    This video sucks. They are essentially trying to make Brutus and the other conspirators seem justified in Caesar's murder. The Conspirators knew that Caesar's power lay in his army and as long as that was the case killing Caesar wouldn't solve anything, as the Civil Wars that followed his death would show. Until Rome could solve the issue of the Army being loyal to its General and not the State many a Marius, a Sulla, and Caesar would come along and do the exact same thing. Brutus was soft and allowed peer pressure to persuade him to commit patricide.

  • Sussie Surima
    Sussie Surima 20 days ago

    28 STAB WOUNDS I mean 23 STAB WOUNDS

  • Charles Kennedy
    Charles Kennedy 20 days ago

    *23 STAB WOUNDS*

  • GeekAce LOL
    GeekAce LOL 21 day ago

    I’m genuinely curious what people think of Brutus
    If you think he’s a saint - Like
    If you think he’s a traitor - Respond
    Please don’t respond unless it’s for the poll

  • Eddy Donis
    Eddy Donis 21 day ago

    He deserved it

  • Saul Herman
    Saul Herman 22 days ago

    This is my home work

  • Dev Last name
    Dev Last name 23 days ago +2

    Jon snow - "Ollie?"

  • Ashes first of the name

    Wrong for corruption, even if he used it to rise to power he stopped it for a good part when he was "elected" dictator for 10 years. Plus rome was in a perpetuous rivality inside the senate before caesar. Pompey and crassus are good exemples of it. No laws would pass and no action taken because no one could do anything

  • Consumers perspective
    Consumers perspective 26 days ago +14

    Iraq killed their king,
    They got Saddam.
    Iraq killed saddam,
    They got their country destroyed.

    • Stephen Jenkins
      Stephen Jenkins 6 days ago

      +Musab Navlakhi Saddam was killed by Iraqis, not by Americans. And Iraq was doing well up until the US began to withdraw in 2011, better than under Saddam. ISIS ruined that growth, not the Americans.

    • Musab Navlakhi
      Musab Navlakhi 11 days ago

      Some ppl still like sadam and he woz doin good 4 the country

    • Consumers perspective
      Consumers perspective 11 days ago

      +Musab Navlakhi of course with the peoples help.

    • Musab Navlakhi
      Musab Navlakhi 11 days ago +2

      Bruh america killed sadam

  • Alain Smith
    Alain Smith 26 days ago

    We should totally just stab Caesar

  • ɖօռǟʟɖ ȶʀʊʍք
    ɖօռǟʟɖ ȶʀʊʍք 26 days ago +2

    Lesson learned


    DON'T TRUST EVEN UR GOD DAMN SON!!

  • Chulacker
    Chulacker 26 days ago

    I have nothing but contempt for Brutus. Even if he was driven by lofty ideals, there is no justification for literally stabbing your greatest benefactor/father in the back, who loved and supported you all your life. Dante was right to envision such a gruesome place and punishment for him.

  • dick Dickinson The third

    Im pretty sure he said 'and you Brutus?' not and you child

  • Cøffee
    Cøffee 29 days ago

    *_T W E N T Y - E I G H T S T A B W O U N D S_*

  • Jacob Slapinski
    Jacob Slapinski 29 days ago

    So easy to reduce tyranny to one dictator, harder to accept it only requires 49% in a democracy.

    • Shrey Vaghela
      Shrey Vaghela 23 days ago

      Jacob Slapinski still better than being ruled by 49%

  • Azazel 434
    Azazel 434 29 days ago

    1:28 is that a cat plushie?

  • SAVAGE BOI ANGEL
    SAVAGE BOI ANGEL Month ago +1

    Damm another homie betrayed
    R.i.p to a king

  • ALONELY H
    ALONELY H Month ago

    Dictator or no dictator if country is developing and people becoming happy and prosperous, then it's more than fair.

  • Abhishek Sathe
    Abhishek Sathe Month ago

    so its same when olly stabbed jon

  • Clinton Nguyen
    Clinton Nguyen Month ago

    American foreshadowing

  • ILGVARSBOSS
    ILGVARSBOSS Month ago

    how don't they know the last words of Caesar, but know the amount of times he was stabbed ?_?

  • fist306
    fist306 Month ago

    Can you do caligula next

  • Iris For Life
    Iris For Life Month ago +2

    *Then Brutus felt bad about what he did and named a salad after Caesar.*

  • Benjamin Newlon
    Benjamin Newlon Month ago

    "Caaaaarl, that kiiiills people!"

  • Saucy Paws animations boi

    This was actually helpful thanks lol

  • ZERØ
    ZERØ Month ago

    If only he died earlier... civilization wouldn’t have been set back for about a thousand years. The guy freaking burned down the library of alexadria for goodness sake.

  • Lulu E
    Lulu E Month ago

    Someone should make a musical out of this

  • Some one
    Some one Month ago

    *Nobody:*
    *Connor from Detroit:Become Human:23 Stab Wounds*

  • TYL4027 Hi
    TYL4027 Hi Month ago

    Caesar didn’t deserve this fate. Brutus was a traitor and betrayer . He deserved to be chewed by Satan.

  • J. Declan Bowman
    J. Declan Bowman Month ago

    learning out how he died is like a sad ending to a movie you wish you never watched

  • Nightmare
    Nightmare Month ago

    I think his last words were : i'm gonna be murdered brutusly ...

  • Ahm3d yusuf
    Ahm3d yusuf Month ago

    Still think caesar was a good leader. Sad fate.

  • Deranged Crouton
    Deranged Crouton Month ago

    Ac origins gave a reason as to why he was killed. He killed khemu after all and a mother would want vengeance but aya shouldn't have gotten involved. That would show multiple sides to the whole scenario instead of being one sided. Ubisoft portrayed him as a villian which he was to many barbarians and those the Romans conqoured but in the end he was trying to do what was best for his people and ubisoft should have portrayed all of the perspectives to this.

  • Soumyadip Mukhopadhyay

    Who remembers Bashir Khan from Zulfiqar? 😂

  • Drswag 007
    Drswag 007 Month ago

    history VS Brutus make it happen

  • Dragon
    Dragon Month ago

    Now nobody is interested in these stories, as one who is interested will read instead.... *Make a Video on upcoming ASSASSINATION OF JULIAN ASSANGE BY USA, UK, PRISM, NSA, CIA CULTS*

  • Daveyo747
    Daveyo747 Month ago

    Wow, I saw two stories about Julius Caesar tonight, and both this on and the other one is all wrong. How many of you have forgotten the Triumvirate??? Marc Anthony, Pompey and Augustus were in power. Pompey was not yet dead and died in 48 BC supposingly. This means Caesar, & Anthony and soon Augustus held power of which Caesar had the west and Anthony had the east. When Caesar died in 44 BC as they say, his death created the Triumvirate 3 leaders in power. Cleopatra, Anthony and Augustus!!!!! Next Anthony gets killed and Augustus kills not only Cleopatra, but any children she had from Caesar and Anthony!!!!! That is how Augustus became the Emperor of Rome a sole dictator if you want to call it.

  • Hoang Nguyen
    Hoang Nguyen Month ago

    You give me another look,so thanks

  • Tak Mangila
    Tak Mangila Month ago

    Anyone going to do the CONNOR meme from Detroit: Become Human?