Ides of March: what does it really mean?

Ides of March: what does it really mean?

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Today, the term Ides of March is being extensively searched for on the internet, so find out what it really means

Today, people are scouring the internet for the term ‘Ides of March’ as most of us don’t really know what it means. The terms ‘Ides of March’ was used in Shakespeare’s play, in which a seer warns Julius Caeser of the Ides of March.

In ancient Rome, ide meant a day on which the full moon occurs, and in the Roman calendar, the full moon used to occur on the 15th of March, May, July and October. In the rest of the months, the full moon used to appear on the 13th of the month.

According to legend, a seer warned Julius Caeser two times, about the ides of March, but he took these warnings lightly. Then, on the Ides of March, Julius Caeser was assassinated by people who were supposedly quite close to him, including Brutus.

Since that time, Ides of March has become a popular term and on every 15th of March, people revisit Shakespeare’s Julius Caeser story.

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