Most of us are familiar with the Soothsayer's line from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, "Beware the ides of March."

What's the story of the Ides of March? According to World Book Encyclopedia, "In the old Roman calendar, the ides was a day near the middle of each month. It was the 13th of all months except March, May, July, and October, when the ides fell on the 15th. The ides of March, on which Caesar was assassinated, was March 15."

For those of you who don't mind a video, Access Video on Demand has several videos on the Ides of March and Julius Caesar. Linked below is an animated video of Julius Caesar.

Please note that viewer discretion is advised. Patrons outside Beauregard Parish Library may need to share their library card number to gain free access to the video.