Ides Of March Was More Than a Planetary Observations

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz

What is the "Ide" anyway? Well, if you were in ancient Rome, Ide of the emergence of the full moon.

But March 15, 1944 BC Julius Caesar was assassinated and Ides of March was more than a planetary observations.

The Ides became a warning to future leaders, Charles McNelis, an assistant professor of classics at Georgetown University in Washington DC, told National Geographic.

Octavian, Caesar's heir, who was also known as Imperator Caesar Augustus ", seems to have been aware of the difficulties in presenting himself as Caesar had. ... The Ides became a lesson in political self-presentation, "says National Geographic McNelis

Historians say the desire of Julius Caesar a dictator for life and be worshiped as a deity does not sit well with many of Rome.

The Roman government during his time has been fueled by a combination of a well-established republican government headed by two consuls with joint forces. It has also been praetor, consul and a body of citizens forming the Senate, who proposed the legislation. Collections General People approved the legislation by a vote.

A dictator was simply a temporary office set up for use only in times of extreme unrest.

Julius Caesar had gone too far with his lust for power, leading to death.

According to, Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by more than 50 opponents, including his trusted praetor, Marcus Junius Brutus.

The event marked an important turning point in Rome.

"You can read in Cicero's letters from the months after the Ides of March. ... He even says," The Ides changed everything, "Josiah Osgood, an assistant professor of classics at Georgetown, told National Geographic .

Not only for changing the tenor of politics in Rome, is also entered our collective consciousness as one of the most famous works of William Shakespeare, "Life and death of Julius Caesar."

It is here where the seer warned Caesar of impending bad luck in the now famous line "Beware the Ides of March."

And as he lay dying on the floor of the Senate, "Et tu Brute?" Or "You too, Brutus?"