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Thursday, March 15, 2007
The Ides of March
Now, you know I couldn't let today pass without a reference to Julius Caesar. Here is a snippet from the entry in Wikipedia:

According to the Greek biographer Plutarch, a few days before, the soothsayer Titus Vestricius Spurinna apparently warned Caesar, "Beware the Ides of March." Caesar disregarded the warning:

"The following story, too, is told by many. A certain seer warned Caesar to be on his guard against a great peril on the day of the month of March which the Romans call the Ides; and when the day had come and Caesar was on his way to the senate-house, he greeted the seer with a jest and said: "Well, the Ides of March are come," and the seer said to him softly: "Ay, they are come, but they are not gone."

Obviously, he was just a bit cocky - and it cost him his life. So, all you Shakespeare fans and Classical history fans, today's question is an easy one.

What year was Caesar asssassinated?

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Blogger robynl said...
Julius Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March in 44 B.C

Beware the Ides of March!

Blogger Denise Patrick said...
Robyn, you are on a roll, girl! Thanks for keeping me on my toes.

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