Talk:Monty Python's Life of Brian

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All these quotes are out of order from how they are said in the movie! Who wants to reorganize them...? -- 05:08, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

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romanes eunt domus[edit]

  • [Brian is writing graffiti on the palace wall. The Centurion catches him in the act]
  • Centurion: What's this, then? "Romanes eunt domus"? People called Romanes, they go, the house?
  • Brian: It says, "Romans go home. "
  • Centurion: No it doesn't ! What's the Latin for "Roman"? Come on, come on !
  • Brian: Er, "Romanus" !
  • Centurion: Goes like?
  • Brian: "..annus"?
  • Centurion: Vocative plural of "Romanus" is?
  • Brian: Er, er, "..anni" ?
  • Centurion: "Romani"[Writes "Romani" over Brian's graffiti] "Eunt"? What is "eunt"?
  • Brian: Er, "Go"
  • Centurion: Conjugate the verb, "to go" !
  • Brian: Er, "Ire". Er, "eo", "is", "it", "imus", "itis", "eunt".
  • Centurion: So, "eunt" is...?
  • Brian: Third person plural present indicative, "they go".
  • Centurion: But, "Romans, go home" is an order. So you must use the...?
  • [He twists Brian's ear]
  • Brian: Aaagh ! The imperative !
  • Centurion: Which is...?
  • Brian: Aaaagh ! Er, er, "i" !
  • Centurion: How many Romans?
  • Brian: Aaaaagh ! Plural, plural, er, "ite" !
  • Centurion: "Ite"[Writes "ite"] "Domus"? Nominative? "Go home" this is motion towards, isn't it boy?
  • Brian: Dative, sir !
  • [the Centurion holds a sword to his throat]
  • Brian: Aaagh ! Not the dative, not the dative ! Er, er, accusative, accusative, "domum", sir, "Ad Domum" !
  • Centurion: Except that "Domus" takes the...?
  • Brian: The locative, sir!
  • Centurion: Which is...?
  • Brian: Er, "Domum" !
  • Centurion: "Domum"[Writes "Domum"] "". Understand?
  • Brian: Yes sir!
  • Centurion: Now, write it out a hundred times.
  • Brian: Yes sir. Thank you, sir. Hail Caesar, sir.
  • Centurion: Hail Caesar ! And if it's not done by sunrise, I'll cut your balls off.
  • Brian: Oh thank you sir, thank you sir, hail Caesar and everything, sir! 11:39, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

crucifixion dialogue[edit]

(A neighboured crucifixion victim (Eric Idle) is saying to Brian, just before the common 'Always look on...' song)

  • You came from nothing and you'll go back to nothing. So what you´ve lost ... Nothing.
(the original words have to be checked)


This page seems to have a lot of centurions in it. A centurion was famously the leader of a hundred Roman legionaries, hence the "cent" in "centurion". Suggest that some of these so-called centurions be replaced with "legionary" or "legionaries". (And NOT "legionaire"! What do you think this is, an Asterix book?) NelC (talk) 22:47, 16 July 2020 (UTC)