Beware the Ides of March

A post from last year that I will share again….. “Beware the Ides of March”! Happy March 15! paula ♥

stuff i tell my sister

Welcome to “The Ides of March”!  Since studying William Shakespeare’s tragic play in highschool, this has been a revered day for me.  I don’t know why, it just stuck in my brain.  The word “Ides” in Latin, simply means middle.  So that’s what the Ides of March refers to, March 15 ~ today!

I turned to www.wikipedia.org  to refresh my memory on some details of the event.        Caesar was said to have been brutally murdered on this day in 44 B.C.  He was stabbed to death in a Roman Senate led by Marcus Brutus Junius.  That’s the sad part, Julius Caesar never saw it coming.  He trusted Brutus.  But Brutus was drawn in, some say by fear, to a conspiracy against Caesar.  Julius Caesar was cautioned by his soothsayer, but he ignored him.  And this lead to one of  the most famous lines in Shakespeare’s play, “Beware the Ides…

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2 Responses to Beware the Ides of March

  1. It took me a while to figure out that’s what it meant. When I first heard of it, way back in school, I thought the Ides were some mythical creatures.

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