## Thursday, March 15, 2007

### Julius Caesar: Ides of March

As Rae Ann has pointed out, exactly 2050 years ago, Julius Caesar was killed. It happened on Ides of March, i.e. on March the 15th, 44 BC. Note that 2007+44=2051 but you must subtract one because there was no year "zero" in our calendar.

Caesar's last words were "Et tu, Brute?" - "Even you, Brutus?". Well, it wasn't actually the case but because The Reference Frame respects the inventor of this legend, William Shakespeare, we will pretend that we believe that it is true. ;-)