Friday, March 19, 2010

Beware the Ides of March

Nope, it's not "Ideas" but " Ides." This day is on March, July, October 15, and the thirteenth of any other month. It marks the day when Julius Caesar died and based on the Roman calendar. The word "ides"is a Latin and means "halfway."

There is a play written by William Shakespeare called "Julius Caesar," and in the play there is a line that tells Julius Caesar to beware of " The Ides of March." The Ides of March, apparently, was a popular phrase at the time when Shakespeare lived. That is why he had that line in his play. The Ides of March is very special to many people. Some people really honor the Ides of March.

Written by Rubina H.

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