“Beware, the Ides of March.” That was the soothsayer’s warning to his Emperor. And so on March 15, 44 B.C, Caesar was assassinated, shanked 23 times by his close friends. Caesar was 55. The words, “And you, too, Brutus?” have become Shakespearean symbolism for the ultimate betrayal.
There is very little evidence of any industrial automation or controls in this scene, except for the automation of all of the daggers and knives. Some say the Christopher Columbus was even wary of the Ides of March, since that was the date he returned to Spain from his first voyage to the New World (the Caribbean).
Today is the Ides of March. Are you wary, or simply thinking about the green beer you’ll tip back in 48 hours?