Ides of March -- a Limerick Poem
Beware the Ides of March
See they are come The Ides of March
Still our leader is in the arch
He's alive and well
Seer's word he'd quell
Here yes, today's still 15 March
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- From Wikipedia, The Ides of March originally was a religious holiday. Also Ides is a mid month celebration, on the 13th or 15th, on the 13th for most months, but on the 15th for March, May, July, and October. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ides_of_March
- I first learned of the Ides of March from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
- More from Wikipedia, "In modern times, the Ides of March is best known as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. Caesar was stabbed to death at a meeting of the senate. As many as 60 conspirators, led by Brutus and Cassius, were involved. According to Plutarch, a seer had warned that harm would come to Caesar no later than the Ides of March.
- "On his way to the Theatre of Pompey, where he would be assassinated, Caesar passed the seer and joked, "The Ides of March are come", implying that the prophecy had not been fulfilled, to which the seer replied "Aye, Caesar; but not gone." This meeting is famously dramatised in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned by the soothsayer to "beware the Ides of March." The Roman biographer Suetonius identifies the "seer" as a haruspex named Spurinna."