"Ides of March" - A Famous Quote by William Shakespeare
This famous quote originated in the play by William Shakespeare. This section provides answers to the following questions about this famous Shakespeare quote:
Who said that?
Which play the quote come from?
What was the name of the speaker?
In which Act or Scene can the whole quote, or saying, be found?
Shakespeare Quote - "Ides of March"
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.
Beware the ides of March.
What man is that?
A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.
Julius Caesar Act 1, Scene 2
Famous Shakespeare Quote - What is the Ides of March?
What is the Ides of March? The Ides of March relate to the way that Ancient Roman months were divided. The Roman months were divided into three parts called kalends, nones and ides:
- The Kalends was the first day of the month, from which the word "calendar" is derived
- The Nones were thought to have originally been the day of the half moon
- The Ides were the day of the full moon. The word ides comes from Latin, meaning "half division" (of a month).
What Date was the Ides of March?
The date of the Ides of March was the the fifteenth (15th).
Famous Shakespeare Quote
Although set in different times many of the most famous quotes about life and love by William Shakespeare are still relevant today. Did you know that William Shakespeare is credited by the Oxford English Dictionary with the introduction of nearly 3,000 words into the language. It's no wonder that expressions from his works in literature, including the "Ides of March" quote, are an 'anonymous' part of the English language. Many people continue to use this "Ides of March" quote by William Shakespeare in famous quotes about life.
"Ides of March"