What the Ides of March Are and Why Can We Thank Julius Caesar for our Calendar

March 13, 2021

It’s one of the most famous dates on the calendar: March 15, also known as the Ides of March. Fatefully, it was the last day of Caesar’s life. And it turns out Caesar himself had a lot to do with how we use calendars; he made the Roman calendar 365 days long, bringing it in line with the lunar cycles. Amanda Wilcox, a classics professor at Williams College, told Inside Edition Digital, “We still live on Caesar's time.”


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