for: “And even you?”
Common clues: “____,
Brute?”; Famous last words; Ides of March rebuke; Caesar's
accusation; Caesar's last question; Words to an infamous
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Python – Life of Brian
love the name of honor, more than I fear death ~
tu, Brute?" were, according to legend, the last words of
Julius Caesar, Roman dictator, author and general. Translated to
English it reads "And (even) you Brutus?" (Brute is two
syllables long, and is an example of the vocative case).
of Caesar by Karl Theodore van Piloty
Caesar was stabbed in the back by an angry group of senators, led
by Marcus Junius Brutus, Caesar's great friend and senator.
Caesar initially resisted his attackers, but when he saw Brutus,
he spoke those words and resigned himself to his fate.
almost certainly did not actually say these exact words. Ancient
sources report that he either died wordlessly, or said "And
(even) you, my son?" The Latin version was made famous by
Shakespeare who used them in his Julius Caesar.
often cite this quotation when they feel they have been betrayed.
This is normally done tongue-in-cheek, and the name Brute
replaced with something more appropriate (or humorous), e.g. "Et
tu, Slashdot?" "Et tu, Bigbird?" etc.
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