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Friends Romans Countrymen... (Ides of March Part V)

Postby Athos » Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:41 pm

To round out Caesar week, I present my final vignette commemorating the life of Caesar, Caesar's eulogy, as presented by Marc Anthony:

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones:
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault;
And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest,--
For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honorable men,--
Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome,
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once,--not without cause:
What cause withholds you, then, to mourn for him?--
O judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason!--Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me."
-Julius Caesar, Act III; Scene 2


http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Athos/Vignettes/Caesar/caesar5a.jpg

The whole deaf gallery (Get it? Deaf, because they lent Anthony their ears... :lol: Sorry bad joke :roll: ):

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=173360

Hail Caesar!
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Postby Azaghal » Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:53 pm

I like the architecture, especially the fountain. A fitting end to this little series. :D
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Postby eNiGMa » Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:23 pm

Aye, the fountain is well done. I like the statue on the pillar, as well.

This was a fun week. :D
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Postby wunztwice » Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:25 pm

Good chice for the last of a great series. I've really enjoyed these this week. They have all been very well done, and this is no exception.

I like the statue (even if it is off a bit historically) and I really like Marc Anthony.

Thanks for sharing all of these!
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Postby Sir Kohran » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:24 pm

Nice vig! I also like the statue! Very well made.

O judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts


Nice pun on who was responsible for Ceasar's death.

A good end to a good series. Thanks!

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Postby Dunechaser » Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:08 am

Well done, Steve! It's been fun watching the story unfold over the course of the week.

As to this vig, the column, statue, pedestal (lectern?), and fountain are all well-executed.
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Postby JPinoy » Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:24 pm

Nice Vigs! All of them!

I like how you made that pillar with the Roman Legionaire statue on top. It reminds me of those Age of Empires Roman buildings.
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