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Flavius and Marullus, tribunes.
Artemidorus, a sophist of Cnidos.
Lucilius, Titinius, Messala, young Cato, and Volumnius; friends to Brutus and Cassius. Varro, Clitus, Claudius, Strato, Lucius, Dardanius;
servants to Brutus.
Pindarus, servant to Cassius.
Calphurnia, wife to Cæsar.
Portia, wife to Brutus.
Senators, Citizens, Guards, Attendants, &c.
Scene, during a great part of the play, at Rome : afterwards at Sardis; and near Philippi.
SCENE I. Rome. A street.
Enter Flavius, Marullus, and a rabble of Citizens.
HENCE; home, you idle creatures, get you
Is this a holiday? What! know you not,
Of your profession?-Speak, what trade art thou? 1 Cit. Why, sir, a carpenter.
Mar. Where is thy leather apron, and thy rule? What dost thou with thy best apparel on ?You, sir; what trade are you?
2 Cit. Truly, sir, in respect of a fine workman, I am but, as you would say, a cobbler.
Mar. But what trade art thou? Answer me directly.
2 Cit. A trade, sir, that, I hope, I may use with a safe conscience; which is, indeed, sir, a mender of bad soals.