'Beware the Ides of March': a link post

a bronze coin showing Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar, early 16th century, bronze//Light brown patina (via, public domain)

Today is the 15th March and that means it’s time to settle your debts, be merry, and watch your back! Wait, we aren’t in Roman times anymore. And what the hell are “ides” and why should I beware?

What are the Ides of March?

The Ides of March was a day in the Roman calendar, (for us, 15th March) that was used as the deadline for settling debts in Rome as well as a time for celebration as the date was used as the marker of a new lunar phase—and even a new year in some cases.

However, the ominous association came from the Ides of March being the death day of Julius Caesar (in 44 BC) and the phrase ‘Beware the Ides of March’ comes from Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, where a soothsayer warned the Roman emperor of a fateful event.

Be aware the links of March

Now you’ve got an idea of what it means, let’s dig deeper with some links about the day and everything inspired by it:

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