These divisions line up with Anne White's study guide for Brutus. Abridged versions may lack incidents discussed on the study guide.
Selected Lives and Essays translated by Louise Ropes Loomis: her version does not include Brutus
Plutarch's Lives for Boys and Girls by W. H. Weston
Week 1: beginning to "I am well if you have on hand any design worthy of yourself."
Week 2: from "From this time the two leaders secretly spoke of the plot" to "stabbed in the hand; all were covered with blood."
Week 3: from "Thus was Caesar killed. Then Brutus stood forth" to "he did not venture to return to Rome."
Week 4: from "The arrival of the young Caesar brought about another change" to "the brother of Antony, who was sent against him."
Week 5: from "Brutus was about to set out for Asia, when news came" to "from the faith which men had in his motives."
Week 6: from "While the two were at Smyrna, Brutus applied to Cassius" to "they all made merry over the feast."
Week 7: from "On the following day Lucius Pella, who had been" to "spirits of the soldiers and increase their courage." (divides middle of paragraph)
Week 8: from middle of paragraph "Before the battle there were some signs and omens" to "and also rapidly brought up the infantry."
Week 9: from "At the time the soldiers of Antony were engaged in cutting trenches" to "Cassius was afterwards found severed from the body."
Week 10: from "It was soon discovered that the approaching cavalry were friends" to "he was not even brought into the presence of Brutus."
Week 11: from "That night, it is said, the spectre again appeared to Brutus" to "Antony found Lucilius faithful to his interests."
Week 12: from "Meanwhile Brutus, flying from the battlefield" to end
Plutarch's Lives, Shortened and Simplified by Grace Voris Curl - This is abridged to the extent that the study guide will be of limited use. We suggest using this to supplement, rather than replace, a more complete version.
Week 1: Page 339 to 342 ending, "...for the driving out of the tyrant."
Week 2: P. 339-344 ending, "...fell dead at the foot of Pompey's statue."
Week 3: p. 344-345 ending, "...as there seemed no doubt they would."
Week 4: p. 345-346 ending, "...solely for the freedom of their country."
Week 5: p. 346-346 ending in mid-paragraph, "...Smyrna, in Asia."
Week 6: p. 346 mid-paragraph beginning, "Brutus had such a fleet..." - p. 347 ending, "...and Brutus invited the guests."
Week 7: p. 347- 348 ending, "better off than Octavius."
Week 8: p. 348-349 ending, "...draw up their troops."
Week 9: p. 349-349 ending, "...Cassius lying dead before them."
Week 10: p. 349-350 ending, "...it was not believed."
Week 11: p. 350-350 mid-paragraph ending, "...undermined the courage of Brutus's soldiers."
Week 12: p. 350-end
Our Young Folks' Plutarch by Rosalie Kaufman (Marcus Brutus) - This is abridged to the extent that the study guide will be of limited use. We suggest using this to supplement, rather than replace, a more complete version.
Week 1: to "went on his way to interview his friends. So the conspiracy grew."
Week 2: from "On the Ides of March the senate met" to "the murderers in their eagerness actually wounded one another."
Week 3: from "It had been suggested that Antony ought" to "until the fury of the people had abated." (middle of paragraph)
Week 4: from middle of paragraph "Meanwhile, Octavius Caesar, whom the great conqueror had adopted" to "and an ample supply of horses and arms." (middle of paragraph)
Week 5: from middle of paragraph "He then went over to Asia, where Cassius" to "Cassius to move on with him to Europe without further delay." (middle of paragraph)
Week 6: none
Week 7: from middle of paragraph "A strange story is told of a so-called apparition" to "than they would if it were less valuable."
Week 8: from "Before the battle began there were many bad omens" to "we have no cause to fear those that do."
Week 9: from "So the two commanders set about completing their arrangements" to "and marched to the relief of his friend."
Week 10: from "He found the camp deserted and Cassius dead" to "had the best positions on land as well as at sea."
Week 11: from "Nevertheless, it was three o'clock in the afternoon before Brutus" to "who forever after was his faithful friend."
Week 12: from "The army of Brutus met with a total defeat" to end
Thanks to Christy Hissong for help with these divisions.
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