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The Ides of March

Posted by Remo Giuffre on

Enough about Pi. 15 March is approaching in a few days, and here's a bit of information designed to make you just that little bit more knowledgable. After all, CustOMERs are smart.

The Ides of March was a day in the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. It was marked by several religious observances and was notable for the Romans as a deadline for settling debts. In 44 BC, it became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar which made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history.

PHOTO: HISTORY.COM

This coin, commemorating that assassination, was issued by Caesar's assassin Brutus in the autumn of 42 BC, with the abbreviation EID MAR (Eidibus Martiis – on the Ides of March) under a "cap of freedom" between two daggers.

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