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Image of the Day: Et tu Brute?

imageHowdy folks.  I am currently traveling and have not been able to find consistent Internet service and down time. I saw the above picture and I thought of you all. I figured I would try to post something from my phone to see if I even could do so successfully.

Dan and the crew are going to try to lend me a hand if they can, and I will get the two remaining contest pieces out as well. Thanks for your patience.

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6 responses to ‘Image of the Day: Et tu Brute?

  1. It’s about tyrants who ignore the rule of law and get the justice they deserve.

    Thank you, Brutus, from a proud and noble family. Shakespeare did him a disservice.

    • Caesar worked well within defined laws and wasn’t even the first dictator for life. He’s even far from a tyrant as can be imagined. He was gregarious, extremely merciful(the few of his assassins that wasn’t pardoned by Caesar were former soldiers who fought alongside him in Gaul, like the actual descendant from the Brutus family line Quintus).

      • In 50BC Caesar “broke the law” when he crossed the Rubicon at the head of his legions–alia iacta est. (How’s that for working within the law?) This was a violation of his imperium and he committed a capital offense (and so did every soldier who followed him).

        • Yet that “breaking the law” was not remotely uncommon or nearly as terrible as has been talked up. In fact, many of those damning Caesar for crossing the rubicon had done so years before. Or do the numerous Romans Pompey, Brutus, and and company slaughtered during the Social war and interregnum years not count?

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