“Beware the Ides of March” is one of those sayings that most people recognize without knowing why (it was the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated). As that date, March 15, approaches, we’ve focused our display to the left of the Reference Office on Shakespeare (for the literature buffs) and the Roman Empire (for the history buffs). If you’d like to see the quote that started it all, check out Literature Online (LION), and search the full text of “Julius Caesar” by Shakespeare for that phrase. The MLA International Bibliography will locate literary criticism. Try our History and Classics lists of databases for more information on the real Julius Caeasar. Questions? Ask a Librarian!