The Ides of March and Roman Influence

What is the Ides of March? A George Clooney movie? Yes, what a cast. An Iron Maiden face melter? Rock on, baby! The day Julius Caesar met his end? That too.

The Ides of March is the 74th day in the Roman calendar which falls on March 15th (thanks Wikipedia). How often do you think about the Roman Empire (sorry, that is so last August) and it's influence on our world? I tend to think about the gladiator, Spartacus, and his army of slaves that battled against the Roman Republic (slightly before it became an empire) in 73 BC, but influence from the Roman Empire is easy to see all around you. Last month during the LVIII Superbowl, the road you took to work, or the alarm you missed because you set it to PM instead of AM are all examples.

Let us spring forward this March and explore more of the Roman Empire beyond the stale Tik Tok trend.


The Great Courses: Traveling the Roman Empire

Who Was Julius Caesar?

The Twelve Caesars

Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire