Act 4 Scene 1
Antony, Octavius and Lepidus have met up in a counter-conspiracy to kill the men who killed Caesar. Antony holds a piece of paper with names on it.
The men then choose the names of those who must die, including the brother of Lepidus and the son of Mark Antony’s sister.
Antony sends Lepidus to Caesar’s house to fetch the will. He hopes to minimise the amount of money that needs to be paid to the beneficiaries.
Lepidus leaves, and Antony tells Octavius that Lepidus was the wrong choice to form the second triumvirate with. Antony hints at this murals times in his speech. Hinting that he will eventually remove Lepidus from rule, however stating they should keep him around a little longer.
Jealous conspirators manipulate Brutus (Caesar’s friend) into joining their assassination plot against Caesar.
They aim to stop Caesar from gaining too much power, Brutus and the conspirators murder him on the Ides of March. Mark Antony drives the conspirators out of Rome and fights them in a battle. Brutus and his friend Cassius lose and kill themselves, leaving Antony to rule in Rome.