Spoiler alert: It doesn't end well for him. But 415 years later, we have Twitter jokes to soothe the pain.
The term "Ides" actually comes from an old Latin verb iduare, which means "to divide." "The Ides" was just a Roman colloquialism for the day that marked the halfway point of each month.
Today, it's a great day for jokes about murdering salads or referencing other favorite Caesars in funny tweets. And isn't that what Shakespeare really had in mind the whole time?
"Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Roma tomatoes more."--Brutus ordering a house salad. #idesofmarch— Kelly Warne (@kawarne) March 15, 2014
Jokes that will anger mathematicians!
#IdesOfMarch is a much better name for today than "What if we just rounded off Pi day"— Jeff Dwoskin (@bigmacher) March 15, 2014
More salad jokes!
"Note to self: on Saturday March 15th, order a Caesar salad, lure it into a false sense of security, then stab it 23 times. #IdesOfMarch "— tay (@taaysaghy) March 15, 2014
Looks at today's date in history. [Gulp]— Little Caesars (@littlecaesars) March 15, 2014