In Julius Caesar

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In Julius Caesar's will, his grand-nephew, Octavius, was named as his heir and adoptive  son. Octavius was related to Caesar through his grandfather, who married a sister of the  Roman dictator. As one of the three triumvirs, Octavius is the youngest and the most ambitious of the  three. He began his career with little — except the name of his grand-uncle Julius  Caesar, his father by adoption, and he naturally wanted more — all that was possible.  Having been named heir in Caesar's will, Octavius comes to Rome to claim his fortune. Nothing exists for young Caesar except the single goal of acquiring and maintaining  power. As such, he is the antithesis of Antony, who becomes involved in a love affair  that ultimately outweighs his own quest for mastery of the world. Because of the limited  range of Octavius's vision and interests, he often appears cold and calculating, and  many of his actions are indeed calculated ones. In betrothing his beloved sister to 
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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