Et tu, Brute?

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Happy Ides of March!

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"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him;
The evil that men do lives after them,
The good is oft interréd with their bones,
So let it be with Caesar…. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answered it….
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest,
(For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all; all honourable men)
Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral….
He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man….
He hath brought many captives home to Rome,
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then to mourn for him?
O judgement! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason…. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me."
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I told my principal to beware the Ides of March a couple of days back. Don't know if that was wise or not, particularly as I am not assured of being about to back it up...

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I love that speech, probably my favorite Shakespeare monologue. Probably my favorite Shakespeare play, for that matter.

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Really? I never liked Julius Caesar all that much for some reason. I have not read many Shakespeare plays, but I do like Othello a lot.

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Anyone watch that HBO series Rome? The season one finale was Caesar's death. Everyone expected him to say those famous last words, but instead he just gurgled. Good show, and it's even better now that he's dead and everything is in chaos.

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Well, if there was a knife in my chest, I wouldn't be talking, I'd be screaming/gurgling/calling 911 while my lifeblood runs down my shirt.

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Well, Nalyd The Dead would pull it out and stick them with it. Go, go, undead power!

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I'm about to display either ignorance or nitpickiness or both.

But aren't the ides the end of the month, as opposed to the middle?

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Nope. The Ides are on the 15th in March. They're, um, variable depending on the month, though, as the relevant article from the repository of all knowledge accurately indicates.

My Latin teacher brought some bread and sparkling water, and when one of my classmates was failing to cut the bread efficiently, he said, "Stab boldly, Stephen! Hack!" I was terrified. :P

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Those classics profs sure are a special lot. Frequently brilliant, yes, but definitely special.

Did you use Wheelock's Latin, Kel? One of my Latin profs' words still ring in my head: "The road to Hell is paved with bad translations of sententiae antiquae!" He would frequently wear a black leather vest to class, and the license plate on his Bronco sported "VARRO 1".
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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

"Stab boldly, Stephen! Hack!"
Is this misquoted from Shakespeare's Caesar? I'm not very familiar with it...

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Drew: No, I used Jones and Sidwell.

Aran: No, he was just saying it. It wasn't a quote or anything. That's what made it so, um, effective.

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That is probably the funniest thing I have ever read here, Kel. :)

Oh, and Othello > Julius Caesar!

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:


My Latin teacher brought some bread and sparkling water, and when one of my classmates was failing to cut the bread efficiently, he said, "Stab boldly, Stephen! Hack!" I was terrified. :P

Latin teachers are awesome.

One Ides of March, a few years ago, my second-year class was preparing for the national Latin Exam.
In commemoration of such a significant date in history, our Latin prof whipped us with cheerleading pom-poms if we got anything wrong.
They hurt the pride more than the face.

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The Silent Assassin remembers telling Caesar to beware the Ides of March.
Of course, being a parrot, Caesar didn't really care.
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Caecilius est pater.
Metella est mater.
Quintus est filius.
Clemens est servus.
Grumio est coquus.
Cerberus est canis.

I think I still have the first chapter or two memorized...

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The best part was when all of them exploded.

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Originally written by Nalyd Twisted:

Well, Nalyd The Dead would pull it out and stick them with it. Go, go, undead power!
Can't wait until you run into Ephesos. I'll pick up the pieces later.

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