On March 15, 44 BC, Roman politician, military general, and historian Gaius Julius Caesar was assassinated by many high-ranking Roman senators, including his protege Marcus Brutus. Caesar was for-warned with a handwritten note, which he did not read, as he entered the meeting hall adjacent to the Theatre of Pompey -- only to be surrounded by senators who brutally stabbed him, first in the neck by Servilius Casca and then by the others, around his head. His death signaled a turn in the history of the Roman Empire, triggering the Civil War and rise of Caesar's adopted heir Octavian, known as Augustus.
A date on the Roman calendar, the Ides of March became associated with the death of Julius Caesar, but it was also tied to ancient religious observances, including the Feast of Anna Perenna, as well as the day when Romans typically settled their debts.
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- Allen, F. T. (1917, Apr 15). Beware the Ides of March! San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File)
- Pitts, M. (1941, Apr 21). All Usurpers Meet Their "Ides of March". The Atlanta Constitution (1881-1945)
- The Ides of March. (1952, Mar 22). The Times of India (1861-Current)
- Armstrong, D. (1956, Mar 11). Mighty Caesar's Legacy Lives On. The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959)
- Dudley, D. R. (1957, Mar 15). 2,000 Years Since Caesar's Fatal Ides of March. The Manchester Guardian (1901-1959)
- Don't Get Any Ides Now, That Was Years Ago. (1957, Mar 15). The Austin Statesman (1921-1973)
- Graves, R. (1957, Mar 10). Caesar: 'When Comes Such Another?'. New York Times (1923-Current File)
- Papa john, G. (1994, Mar 15). Politicians Might Well Take Tip Caesar Didn't. Chicago Tribune (1963-Current File)
- Hampton, W. (2009, Jan 24). Two Views of Julius Caesar: As Victor and As Victim. New York Times (1923-Current File)
- Romm, J. (2015, Mar 15). The Hands That Held the Daggers. New York Times (1923-Current File)
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