Beware the Ides of March #march #ides

Why does the 15th of March evoke such dark feelings?

Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times on this date in history, but there have been other horrible killings on a many other dates in history and do they get ridiculous doom and gloom names and legends?

“Beware the Ides of March,” has forever imbued that date with a sense of foreboding.

Josiah Osgood, an assistant professor of classics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., said: “You can read in Cicero’s letters from the months after the Ides of March. … He even says, ‘The Ides changed everything.'”

In more recent times, The Ides of March is the film adaptation of the play Farrugut North, which starred Chris Pine in an Los Angeles production last year.

The film is about “an idealistic staffer (Gosling) for a newbie presidential candidate (Clooney) gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.” The movie is set for release sometime in late 2011.

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