Beware The Ides of March
Growing up I had always head the phrase, “beware the Ides of March” and then I took 4 years of Latin and learned all about it…IN LATIN.
If I look back at my parochial school upbringing, I recall that the Ides of March begins today. It literally means half of March dedicated to celebrating the god, Mars, the god of war and overseer of agriculture. That is the interestingly FUN stuff.
So where did the term “Beware The Ides of March” come from? It was the day Julius Caesar was killed in 44 B.C. It was pretty brutal, from what history has taught us. Most history books have said that Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times, while William Shakespeare play, Julius Caesar, claims he was stabbed 33 times. (either way, pretty brutal stuff.) This play was also from where the term “Beware the Ides of March” came.
According to the play, Caesar was warned to “Beware the Ides of March”, but his fate of death befell him in the end.
That being said, my friends, “Beware the Ides of March”.