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Wednesday Shakespeare: The Soothsayer

Wednesday Shakespeare: The Soothsayer

Since tomorrow is March 15th, otherwise known as the Ides of March, there was really only one direction that today’s post could go in. The Soothsayer in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar has a total of about nine lines, yet he is extremely important to one of the play’s central themes. Then again, is he really? We’ll get to that in just a few minutes. Let’s talk first about the origin of the concept of the Ides of March, which dates all the way back to the earliest Roman calendars. In 753 BC, March would have

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