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Saturday's Ides of March Quote


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Caesar:
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.

Soothsayer:
Beware the ides of March.

Caesar:
What man is that?

Brutus:
A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.

Julius Caesar Act 1, scene 2, 1519

The "ides" of March is the fifteenth; which day of the month the ides is depends on a complicated system of calculation Caesar himself established when he instituted the Julian calendar, a precursor of our own. The ides of January, for example, is the thirteenth; the ides of March, May, July and October is the fifteenth.









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PHEBESS 3/15/2014 11:21PM

    I think it's because the Ides of March falls the day after Pi Day (3/14, right?) - and so for the people who celebrate Pi day, there's all that leftover pie. Yeah, that's it!

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