And Brutus is an honorable man

I read Mark Antony’s speech at Caesar’s funeral – “friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears” – in school. It did not register.

Years later I came across this recording of Damian Lewis’ on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. It gives me chills every time I watch it.

The versions by Marlon Brando (1953) and Charlton Heston (1970) are different and all the better for it.

Before you get too weepy eyed for Caesar, read Michael Kulikowski’s, “A Very Bad Man.” Caesar famous conquest of Gaul was a genocide, with perhaps up to a million killed.

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