Oh, Calpurnia, If Only I Had Listened


Calpurnia, the wife of Julius Caesar, is best remembered for her devotion and her warning to him not to attend the fateful meeting of the Senate on the Ides of March, 44 B.C. (so Shakespeare, following Plutarch). Caesar and Calpurnia married in late 59 BC., when she was only sixteen years old. According to tradition, Calpurnia tried to warn her husband not to attend the meeting after having a premonition of his demise.

Of course, you know what happened, Julius Caesar was murdered that day.

Pride is a monster, takes no prisoners and will eat you alive. Gentlemen, sometimes it’s just best to shut-up and listen to your wife. All premonitions aside, she may be on to something.

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. – Prov. 12:15