The Pharsalia Characters

Lucan
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Achillas

The Egyptian official who kills Pompey on the order of the Pharaoh Ptolomy and his council. He is later executed by the Egyptian princess Arsinoe.

Brutus

A Roman senator and follower of Stoicism. He is a descendant of Brutus the first Consul who drove the tyrant king Tarquin Superbus out of Rome and founded the Republic. At first, he intends to join neither side to avoid the guilt of civil war and to free himself to deal with the winner, whether Pompey or Caesar, until Cato convinces him to join Pompey's camp. He sets himself of being the enemy. Brutus was with Cassius, the leader of the group that assassinated Caesar in 44 B.C.

Cato

The moral center—if not the hero—of the Pharsalia, Cato has been traditionally seen as the embodiment of Stoic ideals in the service of the Roman state, although Lucan, according to some...

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