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That very day, Caesar's father-in-law Piso opened the testament of the dead dictator. It contained precisely the material that Marc Antony needed: Caesar left his gardens as a park to the city of Rome, and gave every inhabitant a large amount of money. On 20 March, the corpse was burned on the forum (). The Roman mob saw the blood-stained cloak, and heard of the money that was to be distributed among them. Then, Marc Antony delivered a short funeral oration (), in which he inflamed their emotions. That night, Brutus and the other murderers had to escape from the city that they had wished to liberate.

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