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What is so special about the 15th of March?

Boston : MA : USA | Mar 15, 2011 at 1:59 PM PDT
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The 15th of March is just an ordinary date in modern times but it was considered one of the most important dates in ancient Rome. The Ides of March was used to refer to the 15th of March, May, July, and October and the 13th of the rest of the months. It was a day celebrated with military parades in the honor of Mars, the god of war. However, 15th of march, the Ides of March took a tarnished reputation in history in 44 B.C when the greatest dictator of ancient Rome, Julius Caesar, was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate by his own contemporaries who had started a conspiracy against him.

The 15th of March holds a special significance in history because it marks the death of a powerful ruler who was assassinated by his equals. The historical event was narrated beautifully in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar in which the phrase “Beware, it’s the Ides of March” gained popularity.

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The bust of Julius Caesar, believed to be the oldest representation of the Roman emperor yet known
The bust of Julius Caesar, believed to be the oldest representation of the Roman emperor yet known
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