- Marcus Jun·ius [joon-yuh s] /ˈdʒun yəs/, 85?–42 b.c., Roman provincial administrator: one of the assassins of Julius Caesar.
et tu, Brute
- and thou, Brutus!: alleged dying words of Julius Caesar uttered as his friend Brutus stabbed him.
Related Words for brutusJudas, betrayer, deserter, fink, informer, quisling, snitch, spy, turncoat, defector, double-crosser, Brutus, backstabber
Examples from the Web for brutus
Contemporary Examples of brutus
Fearful that he might yet stab them in the back, the British gave him the codename “Brutus.”War’s Most Powerful Weapon: Double Agents from WWII to Al Qaeda
July 28, 2012
Rarely is it ever a cause as noble or as poetic as it was when Brutus stabbed Caesar.Lights, Camera, Cocktails
July 8, 2011
This is like Brutus complaining that he wanted to be invited to Caesar's funeral—and in this case he actually was.Erasing Dan Rather
September 16, 2009
Brutus Cohn, traveling under the passport name of John Lamb, tracked the wheelchair down the sidewalk.Danger Stalks Lucas Davenport
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May 11, 2009
Historical Examples of brutus
If these letters influenced Brutus—and they must be taken to have done so, or else why were they introduced?
And now everything that Brutus does or says is Shakespeare's best.
There is some matter for surprise in the fact that Brutus is an ideal portrait of Shakespeare.
These instructions Brutus carried out with speed and fidelity.The Trampling of the Lilies
Fortunately, he was able to give the orations of Brutus and Antony in full.David Elginbrod
- Lucius Junius (ˈluːʃəs ˈdʒuːnɪəs). late 6th century bc, Roman statesman who ousted the tyrant Tarquin (509) and helped found the Roman republic
- Marcus Junius (ˈmɑːkəs ˈdʒuːnɪəs) ?85–42 bc, Roman statesman who, with Cassius, led the conspiracy to assassinate Caesar (44): committed suicide after being defeated by Antony and Octavian (Augustus) at Philippi (42)
Word Origin and History for brutus
A surname of the Junian gens. Association with betrayal traces to Marcus Junius Brutus (c.85 B.C.E.-42 B.C.E.), Roman statesman and general and conspirator against Caesar.
An ancient Roman politician who helped assassinate his friend Julius Caesar.