• Varyk@sh.itjust.works
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    8 months ago

    The line “even you?”

    Seems like a logical question for your friend who is stabbing you.

    Not very out of line.

    Is that the joke here?

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      Furthermore, he’s really only talking about the Shakespeare interpretation of that, which took plenty of liberties with the historical accounts.

      There is absolutely no record of him ever saying that. In fact, the opposite is true. We have accounts that he was mostly just screaming and crying in pain the whole time and didn’t say a damn thing.

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        We have accounts that he was mostly just screaming and crying in pain the whole time and didn’t say a damn thing.

        Tbf I can’t blame the guy. Yikes.

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              Yeah the problem with defending your vaguely democratic yet wildly corrupt oligarchy from outright tyranny is the plebs don’t care, dude gave them some gold.

              Sure, it was covered in some sticky red stuff, but at least he shared.

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      Though there is an irony there. Brutus was very famously a descendant of the killer of the last king of Rome and his family built a lot of power and reputation on it. To acquiesce to a new king, much less as a friend of him would’ve destroyed not only the republic, but his family’s name and would’ve left him in infamy.

      It’s easy to look back with the perspective that the killing of Caesar was one of the last major events of the Roman republic and precedes an empire that lasted centuries, but they didn’t know that. To Brutus the Julian dynasty might’ve ended up just a few years between republican centuries, or it could e been something entirely disastrously long but completely preventable.

      Would any of us kill a close friend to save democracy? I hope I would.