Question: Do you think Caesar's killers were justified in their actions?
II don’t believe Caesar’s killers were justified in their actions. They had crazed reasons to assassinate Caesar that didn’t really make much since. Caesar was a great leader and many people looked up to him and respected him. Some people even considered him to be a role model. People had a high respect for him and were devastated by his death. It’s understandable that they feared him gaining power and going power crazy but that was no legitimate reason to kill him. The senators were a little bit to power crazy themselves and just wanted him killed so they could gain powered. They didn’t even consider the power he had as a great king and the things he could do to benefit them. They killed him in 44 B.C. They stabbed him over 20 times which was no way a great king like Caesar should die. I understand that some people felt threatened by his power and disliked him but I believe there is no reason at all they should’ve killed him. I also believed he could’ve helped Rome benefit in many ways and help them to rise. He could’ve really benefitted Rome. The senators had awful motives and the act was wrong. It is unbelievable to me that they would kill someone out of jealousy of power when that person could’ve helped them greatly. They got what was coming to them though and two of them ended up committing suicide.