Talk:Marcus Junius Brutus

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Please rename to Marcus Junius Brutus so it can be linked to in the article on en.wikipedia. 84.24.169.50 16:12, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

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Methinks these statements associated with the historical person are all misattributed from fictionalizations. See w:Sic semper tyrannis in particular. ~ Ningauble 19:15, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

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  • Sic semper evello mortem tyrannis.
    • Thus always I eradicate tyrants' lives. Often shortened to sic semper tyrannis: thus always to tyrants.
    • Supposedly said after he assassinated Caesar, though according to Plutarch, he did not have a chance to say anything.
  • Escape, yes, but this time with my hands, not the feet.
    • Last words before his suicide after the Battle of Phillipi, answering his friends pleas to escape from Octavianus (who later became known as Caesar Augustus).