Beware the Ides of March

The Ides of March, May, July, and October would be the 15th day of the month.

The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars (Aries in Greek Mythology) and a military parade was held to honor the god of war.

The Ides of March is best remembered as the day Julius Caesar was assassinated in 709 AUC or 44 BC.

Of course, General George Washington also quelled a mutiny of his officers in 1783; but fortunately no one was stabbed as they were in Rome roughly 18 centuries before.

Originally posted 2010-03-15 01:00:17.