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Julius Caesar Famous Quotes

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"Beware the ides of March"
said by Soothsayer to Caesar
literally means be careful on March 15th
foreshadows Caesar's death
"Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once"
said by Caesar to Calpurnia
literally means cowards die a little bit each day
ironic because he's about to die
"Et tu Brute? -- Then fall Caesar!"
said by Caesar to Brutus
literally means "Even you Brutus?
Caesar learns Brutus betrayed him
"Romans, countrymen, and lovers, hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear."
said by Brutus to the Romans
literally means Brutus is asking the citizens to be quiet
appeals to nationalism
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him."
said by Antony to the Romans
literally means Antony is asking the citizens to be quiet
appeals to friendship
"This was the most unkindest cut of all"
said by Antony to the Romans
literally means Brutus's cut was the worst one because he was Caesar's best friend
describes the betrayal of friendship
"_________, thou art _________, Take thou _________ thou wilt."
Mischief, afoot, course
"Cry "________" and let slip the _______ of ______."
Havoc!, dogs, war
"This was the noblest Roman of them all"
said by Antony to Octavius
literally means Brutus was the noblest Roman
even though Antony doesn't agree with killing Caesar, he recognizes that Brutus thought he was doing what was best for Rome