Artemidorus and the Soothsayer await Caesar in the street.
Caesar enters with Brutus, Cassius, Casca, Decius, Metellus, Trebonius, Cinna,
Ligarius, Antony, and other senators. Artemidorus approaches with
his letter, saying that its contents are a matter of closest concern
for Caesar. Caesar responds, “What touches us ourself shall be last
served”—that is, his personal concerns are his last priority (III.i.8).
Artemidorus tells him to read it instantly, but Caesar dismisses
him as crazy.