I keep seeing funny Ides of March things on my dash and I kind of laugh but then I actually get really sad? YES I KNOW IT WAS 2000 YEARS AGO THE PAIN IS STILL REAL
HE WAS SO YOUNG
OKAY HE WAS 56 BUT CONSIDERING HIS SUPERHUMAN LEVELS OF PRODUCTIVITY HE COULD STILL HAVE DONE SO MUCH. WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY
Confession time, I am not a reliable historian on this I love Caesar way too fucking much. He had flaws. Many many many flaws. He was a proud, ruthless man who could be selfish and cruel when it suited him and he dragged Rome into a messy war that cost thousands of lives (though I don’t put the blame for that solely on him). But god he was such a powerhouse of ambition and brilliance and BADLY-NEEDED REFORMING ZEAL and personal charisma and political genius. Like whether you think he was a tyrant or a visionary or whatever you have to agree that he was fucking unstoppable superhuman machine of energy and accomplishment. I mean as one of 9 billion possible examples he wrote LATIN TEXTBOOKS in his tent while CONQUERING GAUL because he saw all these inconsistencies in the language and he wanted to standardize it because that’s just how he rolls: he sees something that is inefficient and broken and his immediate impulse is LET’S FIX THE THING. LET’S IMPROVE THE SYSTEM. And he just fucking does it. The calendar, the land distribution, provincial government, the Latin language: BAM. CAESAR WAS HERE. You’re fucking welcome, what’s next on the agenda.
God the senators piss me off so much like WHO CARES IF HE’S A TYRANT, AT LEAST HE KNOWS HOW TO RUN AN EFFICIENT GOVERNMENT AND YOU TWITS SURE DON’T
Yes okay I know it was more complicated than that and there are no real heroes and villians etc etc I DO GET THAT OKAY I PROMISE just leave me to my emotions for this one day
RIP Caesar, you terrifying and impressive motherfucker.