The Ancient Roman Ides of March, the Ancient Roman New Year, the Ancient Roman Tradition of Settling Debts in March, Ancient Roman Emperor Caesar’s Death, English Playwright William Shakespeare’s “Et Tu Brute?” Line, the Coin Commissioned to Commemorate Caesar’s Death, and the Suicide of Brutus

The Ides of March is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to March 15. It was marked by several religious observances, perhaps most notably the marking of the Roman New Year. The ancient Roman New Year began in March and only lasted 10 months. March 15 was also notable for the ancient Romans as a deadline for settling all debts. In 44 BC, it became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar. Caesar was stabbed 23x but it was a puncture of the heart which proved fatal. Th...

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