Stabby Ides of March, HollywoodLifers! March 15 marks the assassination of Julius Caesar by Marcus Junius Brutus in the year 44 BCE. ‘Beware the Ides of March’ has become a hilarious meme, and Twitter is bursting with them this year. Click through to see them!
Et tu, Brute? The brutal assassination of Roman emperor Julius Caesar, instigated by his senators, and carried out by closest friend Brutus, is one of the most important moments in human history. Caesar’s stabbing has since become a meme on the Ides of March (March 15), the date of his murder. Click through to see Twitter’s hilarious takes on “Beware the Ides of March”!
Anyone think we should just totally STAB CAESAR? Obviously, the Mean Girls quote from Gretchen Wieners (Lacey Chabert) is one of the most popular ways people commemorate the Ides of March. Caesar died a whopping 2060 years ago, but people are still referencing his death like it was yesterday.
“Beware the Ides of March” actually comes from Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, in which the soothsayer tells the emperor to beware the 15th of March — something bad is going down. The notion of the Ides of March being a dangerous day is Shakespeare’s doing, but it’s still pretty fun to imagine this day has some special meaning!
— Sr Helena Burns, fsp (@SrHelenaBurns) March 15, 2016
— CHUM FM (@1045CHUMFM) March 15, 2016
— krispykreme (@krispykreme) March 15, 2016
— Samuel French UK (@SamuelFrenchLtd) March 15, 2016
I come not to subtweet Caesar, but to @ him. #IdesOfMarch
— Mike Shaw (@whitmanesque) March 15, 2016
— Kristen DeChaine (@KristenDechaine) March 15, 2016
— Tyler Johnson (@TylerJohnson716) March 15, 2016
"Ah, this is a good day to be Caesar, Emperor of–ow, ow, OW!" #IdesOfMarch
— KC (@ThatKCRyan) March 15, 2016
— hugo stiglitz (@no_more_hiatus) March 15, 2016
“Et tu, Brute?” were supposedly Caesar’s last words before being fatally stabbed by his friend and protégé, Brutus. Translated, it means, “and you, Brutus?” or “you too, Brutus?” — a phrase that’s persisted until today when you’re being betrayed. Seriously, try it out sometime! There’s no concrete evidence that Caesar actually said this upon dying (remember, this was over 2000 years ago), but Shakespeare swooped in again to make this part of the modern lexicon.
HollywoodLifers, do you think we should just totally stab Caesar?? Tell us in the comments!