My English class finally finished The Tragedy of Julius Caesar today, and all I've got to say is that it's way slashier then I originally thought! Act IV alone had me nearly laughing right in the middle of class. The slash!junkie in me suspects that there was definitely something between Caesar and Antony and is convinced that Brutus and Cassius are lovers.
The evidence… Whenever they speak about themselves in third person, they use a possessive with Brutus’s name (i.e. “Cassius: Hath Cassius lived to be but mirth and laughter to his Brutus,…” or “Brutus: …from henceforth, when you are over-earnest with your Brutus,…”). And they often refer to each other as “lover”, however, the footnotes claim that this is just another way to call someone a friend. Yeah, sure, lol.
There are also more specific quotes all over the place, but these two are the best. However, if I remember anymore really good ones, they will be added.
First, Act IV, scene III [lines 159—162]:
(not too long after they finish arguing in Brutus’ tent)
Cassius: My heart is thirsty for that noble pledge. Fill, Lucius, till the wine o’erswell the cup; I cannot drink to much of Brutus’ love.
And quite possibly the slashiest one of all, Act IV, scene III [lines 117—120]:
(this is right after they finish arguing)
Cassius: …Give me your hand.
Brutus: And my heart too.
Cassius: O Brutus!
Once summer vacation starts, and I have enough spare time, I’m gonna delve into this fandom and gleefully start some fics. w00t!