And why should Caesar be a tyrant then?

Julius Caesar was a sale item on and I took the bait. The basic plot was familiar to me, so I must have read the book in high school. But, I really didn’t have an appreciation for the details until I started listening to it. This quote from Cassius stood out for me. It seems as relevant to our day as it must have been to his:

And why should Caesar be a tyrant then?
Poor man! I know he would not be a wolf
But that he sees the Romans are but sheep.
He were no lion were not Romans hinds.
Those that with haste will make a mighty fire
Begin it with weak straws. What trash is Rome,
What rubbish and what offal, when it serves
For the base matter to illuminate
So vile a thing as Caesar!

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