Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Beware the Ides of March!

Today is the Ides of March, initially a positive observance in Ancient Roman culture, which is forever known for the assassination of Julius Caesar. Above: Rex Harrison as Julius Caesar from CLEOPATRA (1963).

"The Ides of March is the 74th day in the Roman calendar, corresponding 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." Wikipedia.

Caesar's assassination has been filmed many times and below is a compilation of clips from different movies. I didn't create this compilation.


The bloody historical moment was spoofed in CARRY ON CLEO (1964), with Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar: Infamy, infamy. They've all got it in for me.

1 comment:

Iván said...

At least they could have given him a dagger to defend himself. Some cronicles say he fought hard back. It would have been a good fight and a good scene Cesar and Antony repelling together that horde.