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Brutus

Brutus is the son of Silvius. When Brutus is born a prophecy is issued stating that he will kill both of his parents. Brutus inadvertently fulfills this prophecy when his mother dies during childbirth and his father is killed in a freak hunting accident. Although Brutus does not intentionally kill Silvius, the lords of the land decides that Brutus must be banished for his actions. Brutus is promptly expelled from Italy and left to wander where he may. He ends up in Greece where he finds enslaved Trojans. Brutus leads the slaves in a rebellion against King Pandrasus and defeats the king to gain the captives' freedom. This victory results from a bold risk taken by Brutus. Brutus sends a captured Greek to draw the guards away from the Greek camp so that Brutus' army can gain entry to the camp and slaughter the sleeping soldiers. Once Brutus...

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