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