Quotation by Shakespeare

Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side, come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines, with a monarch's voice,
Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the dogs of war.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Antony, in Julius Caesar, act 3, sc. 1, l. 270-3.

Ate was the Greek goddess of discord and destruction; the cry "Havoc!" Was the signal to kill and pillage without mercy.
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