Friday, June 12, 2009

The Ides of June

I'm curious--why is it we speak only of the ides of March and not of other months?

Did Shakespeare's "Beware the ides of March" forever link "ides" and "March" to the exclusion of other months?

This is my research question for the next few days. Anyone out there know the answer or want to guess?


Pamela said...

Well, apparently not. It seems that much earlier writers used the day as one of imfamy (Plutarch for example) Interesting. How about the Ides of April for all of us tax paying folks. :>

skeeb said...

My marriage to physician James Rogers of Emory University Clinic, Atlanta, in 1989, brought laughs when he quipped on our marriage day in March that it was during the Ides of March. And we always referred to that on our anniversary celebrations! He died April 5, 2005.