What is Ides of March?

The Ides of March is actually the date March 15, which has historical significance. It is the date on which Julius Caesar was killed in 44 BC. The term ‘ides’ is of Roman origin and relates to the 15th day of certain months like March. Shakespeare in the play ‘Julius Caesar’ makes a reference to this. Thornton Wilder also wrote a novel by this name that deals with the death of Julius Caesar.