Beware The Ides Of March ‘Cause Today’s The Day!
If your nerd streak instantly emerges when you hear a term you’re not familiar with you joined me on Wikipedia as soon as George Clooney released his 2011 hit movie, The Ides Of March.
Today is March 15, better known on the Roman calendar as (you guessed it) the Ides of March. “Idus” is the Latin term for “half division,” especially as it relates to mid-month. In modern times, the term is best known as the date on which Julius Caesar was killed in 44 B.C. Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman senate by a group of conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus (“e tu, Brutus?”) and Gaius Cassius Longinus but before he reached the Theater of Pompey (where he was killed) he’d met a fellow along the way who creepily told him, “beware the Ides of March.” Watch your back today people!