Photo: Ides of March Facts: Day of Doom and Debts



Thanks to Shakespeare, the bloody events of 44 B.C. forever linked March 15—also called the Ides of March—with fulfilled prophecies of doom.

On that day a group of conspirators brought Julius Caesar (above, a statue in Rome) to an untimely end, an event depicted in one of the Bard's famous plays.

Photograph by Albert Moldvay/NGS


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