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An appeal to the speaker's credibility.
Antony says, "When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept." That could be an example of pathos because it's appealing to the crowd's emotions (by encouraging them to see Caesar as a man with empathy for others)


An appeal to credibility would be like making the audience understand why you are credible or worthy of listening to.
Brutus says, "believe me
 for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe." By this he means, Hey, listen to me because I'm honorable, and because of the respect you have for me already, you know you can trust me. So, this is an appeal to the speaker's (Brutus) credibility. Basically, you're looking for examples of when Brutus and Antony try to remind the audience why they should be trusted.


An appeal to logic is trying to use reasonable logic to convince the audience.
Antony says, "You all did see that on the Lupercal
 I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?" This is an appeal to the audience's sense of logic because they would logically assume that if Caesar had the opportunity to be king and refused it that he's not actually ambitious like the conspirators say. 

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