What is the Ides of March?


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It's the day when Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44BC. It's marked on the 15 March. The phrase "Beware the Ides of March" comes from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Act 1 Scene 2, when Caesar is given a warning by a soothsayer. People now use it at a phrase, especially in politics, but there's no particular reason to.

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