Ides of March

The Ides of March is celebrated on 15 March in Roman calendar. And the phrase ides was applied for 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and 13th day of other 8 months. And in Roman times, the Ides of March was a celebratory day devoted to god Mars and a military parade was generally held.

In current times, the phrase Ides of March is popular as a date that Julius Caesar was killed, in 44 BC, the tale of which was notably dramatized in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar.


The word ides is contemplation to have initially been the day of full moon. And The Romans reflected on this a promising day in their calendar. And the term ides approaches from Latin, meaning "half division" (of a month). And the phrase is possibly of non-Indo-European source.

Assassination of Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar was killed on Ides of March, 44 BC, after affirming himself ruler of Rome, for being. In accordance with a near-modern dramatist, Caesar called the Senate to convene the Theatre of Pompey on the Ides of March. And a certain astrologer warned him to be on his protector in opposition to a great risk on the day of the month of March which the Romans identify the Ides; and when the day had come and he was on his way to senate-house, he greeted the prophet with a prank and alleged: "The Ides of March has come," and the seer said to him softly: "Aye, Caesar, but not gone."

As a Senate called, Caesar was assaulted and attempted to death through the group of senators who identified themselves the Liberators ("Liberators"); they defended their deed on the basis that they commended tyrannicide and also were protecting the state from Caesar's supposed monarchical desires.

Days in March


  • March 1: Kalends;
  • March 2: VI Nones;
  • March 3: V Nones;
  • March 4: IV Nones;
  • March 5: III Nones;
  • March 6: Pridie Nones (Latin for "on the day before");
  • March 7: Nones;
  • March 15: Ides

Usage in modern popular culture

In Music






The Ides ofMarch

Thee MightyCaesars

Beware the Ides of March


Iron Maiden


The Ides of March



Discoveringthe Waterfront

Ides of March



The White Birch



Matching Mole

MatchingMole's Little Red Record



On Thin Ice

The Ides Of March


In Print, Film, Television and Theatre

  • A paperback reprint of objects from the MAD Magazine, from late 1950s, is entitled The Ides of MAD.
  • A 1970 Monty Python's Flying Circus draft titled "Julius Caesar on an Aldis Lamp" had oracle sending the note: "Beware, the Ides of March" to Caesar with Morse code.
  • An occurrence in the fourth season of the Xena: Warrior Princess is titled "Ides of March", in which Caesar is slayed.
  • A social commentary drama, written by Duncan Ley, was titled "The Ides of March" and debuted at The White Bear Theatre in London, UK, on 28 November 2008.


  • The internet faction Anonymous applied the term "beware the Ides of March" when referring to its then-upcoming March 15th, 2008 accumulation protest of Church of Scientology.
  • The Ides of March are renowned each year through the Rome Hash House Harriers with toga run in streets of Rome, at the similar place at where Julius Caesar was murdered.
  • The Atlanta episode of Dagorhir Battle Games Association hosts a yearly battle result named "The Ides of March" on a weekend nearby to 15th of March.