Mar 01 2011

What are the Ides of March?

Category: Dates to Remember


Julius Caesar AssassinationThe Ides of March is a date that used to be seen as a separation of the calendar based on the phases of the moon, that is, until Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. The Ides of March is now famous due largely to Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar tragedy when the soothsayer’s exchange with Caesar warned “Beware the Ides of March”. It is now seen as a grim or bleak day. There are also Ides in other months (the 15th day in March, May, July, and October; the 13th in other months) but none as famous as the Ides of March.

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