On This Day In History – March 15


Katie Whelan, Staff Writer

“Beware the Ides of March” ~ William Shakespeare

The great betrayal of Caesar.

On March 15th, 44BC, a group of Roman conspirators stabbed Julius Caesar 23 times. Caesar was assassinated primarily because of fears that he would crown himself as King of Rome. This poorly planned and executed attempt to remove “the tyrant” from a position of power had the opposite effect than the senators had hoped, as the assassination sparked a long series of civil wars, resulting in the death of the Roman republic.