Saturday, March 15, 2008

Beware the Ides of March

Today, in fictional history, Julius Caesar was assassinated. The famous saying, "Beware the Ides of March," was offered to Caesar.

From Wikipedia:
In the Roman calendar, the term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other 8 months.[1].

Also, of note, in movie history, (Back to the Future II), George McFly was killed on the Ides of March in 1973.



Hurley said...

Fictional History?!? I'm pretty sure that was real history, but I could be dead wrong. The assassination of Elektra in DareDevil was fictional. Julius Caesar...Real!

Iris Took said...

I understand that Rome and the Caesars were real and Julius Caesar was real. However, the saying, "Beware the Ides of March," was made famous by Shakespeare because the Soothsayer advised that to Caesar.

Hurley said...

The seer advised Caesar, yes, but all of that actually happened. Billy Shakes just retold the story. I love you weener...I'm too critical of you, but I have to laugh when I picture you writing these at your little desk...