On this date in 44 B.C.

Soothsayer
Caesar!

CAESAR
Ha! who calls?

CASCA
Bid every noise be still: peace yet again!

CAESAR
Who is it in the press that calls on me?
I hear a tongue, shriller than all the music,
Cry ‘Caesar!’ Speak; Caesar is turn’d to hear.

Soothsayer
Beware the ides of March.

CAESAR
What man is that?

BRUTUS
A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.

CAESAR
Set him before me; let me see his face.

CASSIUS
Fellow, come from the throng; look upon Caesar.

CAESAR
What say’st thou to me now? speak once again.

Soothsayer
Beware the ides of March.

CAESAR
He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pass.

– From Shakespeare’s Julius Caeser, Act I, Scene 2.

  • http://jscafenette.com Manny

    I love Shakespeare. And I love ancient Roman history. When the two meet, it’s fireworks. :)

  • Notgiven

    My aunt’s birthday today, too. I must give her a call!

  • Joe mc Faul

    Idibus Martiis!

  • sjay

    My aunt’s birthday too! I forgot until I saw your comment. I’d better e-mail her right now!

  • Notgiven

    Happy to help! Actually, it was the Holy Spirit’s prompting as there was no real reason to write this except as a lark! Hope your aunt had a good birthday today as well, sjay!


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