Sunday, October 12, 2008

Roman humour

Ask anyone that knows me and they'll tell you that I laugh like a maniac at any type of historical joke. Even as I write this I'm watching Season Two of Hercules.

I just wanted to share one of my favourites, as I get ready to write cheesy puns for my fourth year classics class presentation.


3 comments:

Christine said...

I don't get it.

Andy Morgan said...

They a playing battleships. The one with the laurel leaves is supposed to be Caesar Augustus who was assasinated by a group that included his close friend Brutus.
The pun is in the caption 'A2, Brute' which is an allusion to Caesar's last reported words, according to William Shakespeare, 'Et tu, Brutus?'
meaning 'and you, Brutus?'

fallallaroundme said...

Actually, just to clarify, it's Julius Caesar who was assassinated by Brutus, not Caesar Augustus.