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Scarcely any of those who were accessory to his murder, survived him more than three years, or died a natural death.1 They were all condemned by the senate: some were taken off by one accident, some by another. Part of them perished at sea, others fell in battle; and some slew themselves with the same poniard with which they had stabbed Caesar. 2

1 Suetonius particularly refers to the conspirators, who perished at the battle of Philippi, or in the three years which intervened. The survivors were included in the reconciliation of Augustus, Antony, and Pompey, A.U.C. 715.

2 Suetonius alludes to Brutus and Cassius, of whom this is related by Plutarch and Dio.

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