Beware of False Tales About the Ides of March

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Sonia Prina as Julius Caesar and Jud Perry as Tolomeo in Handel's 'Julius Caesar in Egypt' from the Royal Theater in Turin, Italy.
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The phrase "Beware the Ides of March" was never uttered to warn Julius Caesar about his imminent assassination. That fact is just one of the historical tidbits unearthed in a new book looking back at the events that led to the death of Rome's most famous emperor.   
Barry Strauss, a Cornell University history professor, is the author of "The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination."  He says that it's important to look at what Caesar's death represented during its time in order to understand why the event holds a grip on our imaginations even after all these years.