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Quotes on Ides

Quotes on Ides

(article originally published March 2011, Phoenix, Barony of Sacred Stone)

Beware the ides of March.
– Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 1, Sc. 1, Line 26

ides (idz), n.pl. [Fr; L. idus] in the ancient Roman calendar, the fifteenth day of March, May, July, or October, or the thirteenth day of the other months.
– Webster

In March, July, October, May,
The Ides are on the fifteenth day,
The Nones the seventh; all other months besides
Have two days less for Nones and Ides.
– Old Latin-class mnemonic

Caesar said to the soothsayer, “The ides of March are come”; who answered him calmly, “Yes, yes they are come, but they are not past.”
– Plutarch, Lives, Caesar, Page 890



Bartlett, John.  Familiar Quotations, 13th ed. Little, Brown, and Company:  Boston.  1955.

Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language, college edition.  The World      Publishing Company:  Cleveland.  1959.