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Article: Romani ite domum
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In subsequent scenes in the film, various Roman [[Legionary|soldiers]] can be seen cleaning the [[graffiti]]. The humor, in typical [[Monty Python|Python]] fashion, combines intellectual references with slapstick humor and a surreal, ridiculous situation.
 
In subsequent scenes in the film, various Roman [[Legionary|soldiers]] can be seen cleaning the [[graffiti]]. The humor, in typical [[Monty Python|Python]] fashion, combines intellectual references with slapstick humor and a surreal, ridiculous situation.
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The script for the scene is as follows, as given by [http://montypython.50webs.com/scripts/Life_of_Brian/9.htm this Monty Python website]:
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''Brian is writing a slogan on a wall, oblivious to the Roman patrol approaching from behind. The slogan is "ROMANES EUNT DOMUS".''
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CENTURION: What's this, then? ''Romanes eunt domus''? 'People called 'Romanes' they go the house'?
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BRIAN: It-- it says, 'Romans, go home'.
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CENTURION: No, it doesn't. What's Latin for 'Roman'? Come on!
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BRIAN: Aah!
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CENTURION: Come on!
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BRIAN: R-- ''Romanus''?
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CENTURION: Goes like...?
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BRIAN: ''Annus''?
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CENTURION: Vocative plural of ''annus'' is...?
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BRIAN: Eh. ''Anni''?
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(''CENTURION takes paintbrush from BRIAN and paints over ''-ES'''')
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CENTURION: ''Ro''-''ma''-''ni''. ''Eunt''? What is ''eunt''?
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BRIAN: 'Go'. Let--
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CENTURION: Conjugate the verb 'to go'.
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BRIAN: Uh. ''Ire''. Uh, ''eo. Is. It. Imus. Itis. Eunt.''
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CENTURION: So ''eunt'' is...?
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BRIAN: Ahh! Third person plural, uh, present indicative. Uh, 'they go'.
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CENTURION: But 'Romans, go home' is an order, so you must use the...?
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(''CENTURION lifts BRIAN by the hair'')
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BRIAN: The... imperative!
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CENTURION: Which is...?
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BRIAN: Umm! Oh. Oh. Um, ''i''. ''I''!
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CENTURION: How many Romans?
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(''CENTURION pulls harder'')
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BRIAN: Ah! I-- Plural. Plural. I--''Ite''! ''Ite''!
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(''CENTURION strikes over ''EUNT'' and paints ''ITE'' on the wall.'')
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CENTURION: ''I''-''te.''
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BRIAN: Ah. Eh.
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CENTURION: ''Domus''?
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BRIAN: Eh.
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CENTURION: Nominative?
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BRIAN: Oh.
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CENTURION: 'Go home'? This is motion towards. Isn't it, boy?
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BRIAN: Ah. Ah, dative, sir!
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(''CENTURION draws his sword and holds it to BRIAN's throat.'')
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BRIAN: Ahh! No, not dative! Not the dative, sir! No! Ah! Oh, the... accusative! Accusative! Ah! ''Domum'', sir! ''Ad domum''! Ah! Oooh! Ah!
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CENTURION: Except that ''domus'' takes the...?
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BRIAN: The locative, sir!
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CENTURION: Which is...?!
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BRIAN: ''Domum''.
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CENTURION: (''satisfied'') ''Domum''.
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BRIAN: Aaah! Ah.
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CENTURION: ''-um''. Understand?
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BRIAN: Yes, sir.
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CENTURION: Now, write it out a hundred times.
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BRIAN: Yes, sir. Thank you, sir. Hail Caesar, sir.
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CENTURION: (''saluting'') Hail Caesar. If it's not done by sunrise, I'll cut your balls off.
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BRIAN: Oh, thank you, sir. Thank you, sir. Hail Caesar and everything, sir! Oh. Mmm!
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(''MORNING. The WALLS are covered in the red lettering of ''ROMANE ITE DOMUM!'' contorted into various sizes and shapes. BRIAN is visibly exhausted.'')
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Finished!
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ROMAN SOLDIER STIG: Right. Now don't do it again.
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(''BRIAN hesitates, then runs off. CENTURIONS chase BRIAN.'')
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MAN: Hey! Bloody Romans.
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It should be noted, however, that ''domum'' is actually not the [[locative]] at all, but rather an [[accusative]] expressing 'place towards which' ("motion towards"), as the centurion initially and correctly states. The locative of ''[[domus]]'' is ''domi''. It is unknown whether this mistake was intentional or simply the ironic result of the notoriously slippery nature of [[Latin grammar]].
   
 
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Reason: ANN scored at 0.876913
Reporter Information
Reporter: Bradley (anonymous)
Date: Thursday, the 22nd of October 2015 at 01:51:50 AM
Status: Reported
Thursday, the 22nd of October 2015 at 01:51:50 AM #101848
Bradley (anonymous)

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