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Julius Caesar Power Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Act.Scene.Line). Line numbers correspond to the Riverside edition.

Quote #10

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. (3.2.82)

Even though Antony promises he won't bad-mouth Caesar's assassins, his funeral eulogy for Caesar is a carefully crafted speech designed to 1) turn the people against the conspirators, and 2) launch Antony into a position of power.  The success of Antony's speech suggests that effective leadership goes hand in hand with rhetoric (the art of speaking persuasively).      

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