Roman dictator Julius Caesar may have been warned that deadly harm would befall him no later than March 15.
But the soothsayer who supposedly delivered the prophetic message couldn’t possibly have foretold what he would inspire, including a “Simpsons” episode called “Homer the Great, an episode of “Xena: Warrior Princess,” and a U.S. rock band from Berwyn, Ill., named the Ides of March.
Even Oscar-winner George Clooney is in on the act, reportedly finishing up filming of his “Ides of March,” a movie about a presidential campaign in which he acts and directs.
Indeed, the supposed encounter that William Shakespeare so tragically depicted in his “Julius Caesar” (“Beware the ides of March”) has become the stuff of popular culture.
Concerning the Clooney movie, oh please not another anti-American/anti-capitalist diatribe