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    Why Do We Say “Beware The Ides Of March”?

    March 15 is known as the ides of March. But why do “beware” them? What’s so inauspicious about this otherwise normal day? Why has this humdrum mid-month point become a harbinger of ill fortune? Where did the phrase ides of March come from? First, let’s talk calendars—ancient Roman calendars. Unlike today, the ancient Romans didn’t number their calendar days in order from the first of the month …