Julius Caesar Act IV, Scene I
Act IV begins with the Triumvir (Mark Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus) planning their revenge on Marcus Brutus and his group of conspirators. First, they begin a list of men who will be put to death for Treason against Rome. On the top of this list are Lepidus' brother, Lucius Aemelius Paullus, and Antony's nephew, Publius. Lepidus then leaves, after which Antony questions whether he deserves to be a part of the ruling Triumvir. Octavius responds that Lepidus will serve well as a fall guy - someone who will do the dirty parts necessary for running an empire.