A Daily news digest by Jasper van Santen

Et tu Brutus? – The Washington Post

In News, Nonsense on March 15, 2012 at 13:48

Beware the Ides of March?

It’s an ominous day in ancient history: The ides of March, or the day of Julius Caesar’s back-stabbing assassination. And though that event happened many centuries ago — 44 B.C., to be precise — the day has taken on a superstitious aura, much like Friday the 13th. “Beware the Ides of March,” said the soothsayer in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” and we’ve heeded those words ever since.

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