It's a miserable, dark, rainy, cold day here on this middle of March.
And on this 15th of March, known as the Ides of March, one can't help but think of a man who legendarily lost his life on this day.
Julius Caesar was never an emperor but he was named the sole dictator of Rome in 46 B.C.E.
He only held the title for two years until his assassination on this day in 44 B.C.E.
He had a meeting with the Senators scheduled on that day and he went in spite of the pleas of his wife because of a prophecy by a seer, who claimed he would not live past the Ides.
In the end the prophecy came true as Caesar was stabbed 23 times by many of the Senators.
Later two of the assassins, Cassius and Brutus both committed suicide.
And to this day, thanks to William Shakespeare, we still have the expression, "Beware the Ides of March".