Ides of March: Time for Romans to settle all debts

According to historians, Julius Caesar was named Rome’s Dictator for Life. Opponents, though, saw to it that he held the title for less than a year. In the halls of the Roman Senate, several of the elite lawmakers—including his longtime friend Decimus Junius Brutus—sprang upon him and stabbed him to death. According to legend, a seer much earlier had warned him to “Beware the Ides of March.” Just what are the Ides of which Caesar should have been wary?

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