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.


  • By Christine, October 13, 2008 @ 10:43 pm

    I don’t get it.

  • By Andy Morgan, October 30, 2008 @ 12:37 pm

    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?’

  • By fallallaroundme, October 31, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

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

  • By Shaun, November 22, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

    They dont write jokes like that anymore :)
    Though Im also quite tickled with the explanantions of the joke aswell hehe

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