Monday, March 15, 2010

Beware of the Ides of March

The Granger Collection, New York

In 44 B.C., dictator-for-life Julius Caesar is assassinated by conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus.

"Who is it in the press that calls on me?
I hear a tongue shriller than all the music
Cry "Caesar!" Speak, Caesar is turn'd to hear."

"Beware the ides of March."

"What man is that?"

"A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March."
Julius Caesar Act 1, scene 2, 15–19

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