Vulcan’s Peak

Beware

March 15, 2004 7:17 pm

Brutus:
Remember March, the Ides of March remember:
Did not great Julius bleed for justice’ sake?
What villain touch’d his body, that did stab,
And not for justice? What! shall one of us,
That struck the foremost man of all this world
But for supporting robbers,–shall we now
Contaminate our fingers with base bribes
And sell the mighty space of our large honours
For so much trash as may be grasped thus?
I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon,
Than such a Roman.

– Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, IV iii

5 Responses to “Beware”

Jen wrote a comment on March 15, 2004

LXXXIX. percussorum autem fere neque triennio quisquam amplius superuixit neque sua morte defunctus est. damnati omnes alius alio casu periit, pars naufragio, pars proelio; nonnulli semet eodem illo pugione, quo Caesarem uiolauerant, interemerunt.
-Suetonius, De Vita Caesarum

Pug wrote a comment on March 15, 2004

You better run, Katie. It seems someone’s got a dagger with your name on it.

Tae wrote a comment on March 16, 2004

*blinkblink* Um…what she said?

Jen wrote a comment on March 16, 2004

LXXXIX. Hardly any of his assassins survived him for more than three years, or died a natural death. They were all condemned, and they perished in various ways—some by shipwreck, some in battle; some took their own lives with the self-same dagger with which they had impiously slain Caesar.

Pug wrote a comment on March 16, 2004

Hmm. I was a bit off in my translation. I missed the part where they had already impiously slain Caesar. Drat. 🙂

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