Beware the Eyes of March?

LOL, this was an article on yahoo.com earlier today:

Beware the Eyes of March?
By Gordon Hurd
Wed, March 14, 2007, 1:42 pm PST

Studying the works of the Bard is difficult. We’re pretty sure this lack of Shakespearean scholarship is manifesting itself in search spikes on the “eyes of march.” Unlike Brutus in Shakespeare’s masterful tragedy “Julius Caesar,” these searchers have missed the mark by a bit.

It’s “ides” you seek, not “eyes”— the Ides of March (+88%), in fact. The Soothsayer’s warning to Caesar—”Beware the Ides of March”—spelled the impending assassination of the Roman dictator back in 44 BC, and the date (March 15) has carried its weight in symbolic meaning ever since. And now, we’re inundated with the annual flood of Ides searches.

It is, after all, just a phrase meaning the middle of the month in the ancient Roman calendar. Nevertheless, the Ides of March has lived on to symbolize political intrigue, murder, and a lust for power. What might the “eyes of march” symbolize? We’ll leave it to you to decide…

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