March 15, 2017

The Ides of March

The name Ides was given to the approximate middle of the month in the Roman calendar. In Roman times, the Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held. In modern times, the term Ides of March is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was assassinated, in 44 BC.  The story  was famously dramatized in William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar.

03-15-17

This image is La morte di Cesare, 1798 by Vincenzo Camuccini –

{{PD-old-100}} It is in the public domain because the copyright has expired in countries and areas copyrighting works for life plus 100 years or less.

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