Beware The Ides Of March (TODAY!)

Many people consider today, March 15th, very unlucky. It certainly was for Julius Caesar whose life ended rather abruptly in 44 B.C.

A seer – someone who predicts the future – said great harm would come to Caesar before the end of the Ides of March.  On his way to the Pompeii Theater, Caesar again ran into the seer.

“Well, the Ides have come,” laughed the Emperor.

“Aye, Caesar,” the seer said. “but not gone.”

Within minutes, about 2-dozen Roman Senators pulled daggers from their togas and stabbed Caesar to death.

The incident was not the origination of the term “stabbed in the back.”nor the first toga party, nor the inspiration for the movie “Psycho.” The phrase “Beware the Ides of March” was originally coined by William Shakespeare in a time between Caesar and the movie.


What does it feel like to be stabbed?

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