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Adam France # Posted on August 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm
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Not sure I agree with that, I think Casca is not really that much of a hero. Yes he sometimes does ‘good’ and ‘heroic’ things, but his nature is really just being ‘a good soldier’.

He is certainly no saint, he boozes, carouses, and has killed more people than cancer.

Yes, he has a soldier’s code of honour (basically ‘no women, no kids’), but he’s basically just a poor schlob who had the misfortune to ‘just be doing his job’ on the day Jesus is crucified. He does change in many ways, he learns lots of stuff inevitably down the centuries for example, but morally I’m not sure he does. In that he is the eternal soldier – just doing his job.