"Julius Caesar fell from his reign as Dictator of the Roman Republic, on March 15, 44 BC. Until that time the Ides of March had been known as a time of celebration, a time of festivals. On that March 15 the day became one eponymous with dread. Dread of something horrific about to happen. As did to Julius Caesar forever known to be the one warned, 'Beware of the Ides of March'."
—A passage in Rise of Rome[src]

The Ides of March is an event in the Roman calendar and celebrated on March 15. In 44 BC, it became notorious for the day of Julius Caesar's assassination.


In ancient Rome, the Romans acknowledged March 15 as the Ides of March, a time for celebration and festivals. In modern times, the Ides of March is associated by many as the date of Caesar's murder in 44 BC.[1]


On March 15, 44 BC, the Senate, led by Brutus and Cassius, conspired against Caesar and killed him at the Theatre of Pompey.[1]


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  • The Ides of March is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. It was marked by several religious observances and was notable for the Romans as a deadline for settling debts. In 44 BC, it became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar which made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history.


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