Marcus Junius Brutus

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Marcus Junius Brutus Caepio (85 BC – 42 BC), or simply Brutus, was a Roman senator of the late Roman Republic. He was one of Julius Caesar's assassins.


  • 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).
      • Farewell, good Strato.-Caesar now be still: I kill'd not thee with half so good a will.-From Shakespeare's play about 'Julius Caesar'
  • Sic Semper tyrannis! (Thus ever to tyrants) said while stabbing Caesar

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