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Re: Beware the Ides of March

Posted by ESC on March 24, 2003

In Reply to: Help me to find the meaning of this phrase posted by nitti on March 24, 2003

: " beware the ides of march"!

"...But perhaps the strongest literary and historical association of the month is not with the weather, but with the 'ides,' or middle day of the month, in the ancient Roman calendar. Julius Caesar, who in Shakespeare's play unwisely ignores the soothsayer's warning, 'Beware the Ides of March!', was murdered on the Ides (15th) of March in a conspiracy led by Brutus and Cassius."
http://www.askoxford.com/worldofwords/quotations/quotefrom/hares/ Accessed March 5, 2003. AskOxford.com