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Et tu Brute?

Posted by E. on November 30, 1999

In Reply to: Origin of Phrase posted by sam grinberg on November 28, 1999

: : How did the phrase "YOU TOO BRUTU" from
: Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR start? and what is the meaning.

"Et tu, Brute?' cries Julius Caesar as Brutus and company apply their knives (Julius Caesar, Act 3, scene 1, 77). Shakespeare probably borrowed these famous last words from tradition..." From "Brush Up Your Shakespeare!" by Michael Macrone. (Gramercy Books, 1998)