What does the expression “Ides of March”, which names the Iron Maiden classic, mean?

What does the expression “Ides of March”, which names the Iron Maiden classic, mean?
What does the expression “Ides of March”, which names the Iron Maiden classic, mean?
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The song “The Ides of March” was released on Iron Maiden’s album “Killers” and although it is not one of the most famous from that first phase of the band, it is fondly remembered by Iron Maiden fans around the world. But what does this expression “Ides of March” that names the song mean?

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In the book “Killers – An Iron Maiden classic”, published by Estética Torta, the author explains that everything began in ancient Rome. The publication has a 20% discount on the publisher’s official website using the coupon WHIPLASH20.

“In modern times, the expression ‘Ides of March’ is best known as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC, by stabbing at a Senate meeting. Sixty conspirators, led by Brutus and Cassius, were involved. According to Plutarch, a seer had predicted that Caesar would suffer an attack by the Ides of March.

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On his way to the Theater of Pompeii, where he would be assassinated, Caesar passed the seer and joked: ‘The Ides of March have already arrived’, implying that the prophecy had not been fulfilled, to which the seer replied: ‘Yes, Caesar , but they’re not finished yet’. This meeting became famous in the play ‘Julius Caesar’, by William Shakespeare, when Caesar is warned by the seer to ‘beware the Ides of March’.”

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