Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Ides of March, Just a Tad Late

All I can say is, this whole "Spring Break" concept is really messing up my sense of the time.

    Trust me, I'm not complaining.  But I missed my chance to blog on the Ides of March, and trust me, I wasn't too happy to realize that. 

    So we're just going to pretend like today is March 15th, and that the 16th never happened.  Okay?

    From Wikipedia:
 "The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martiae) is the name of March 15 in the Roman calendar, probably referring to the day of the full moon. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months.[1] The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held. In modern times, the term Ides of March is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was killed in 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was stabbed (23 times) to death in the Roman Senate led by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus and 60 other co-conspirators. On his way to the Theatre of Pompey (where he would be assassinated), Caesar visited with a seer who had foretold that harm would come to him not later than the Ides of March. Caesar joked, 'Well, the Ides of March have come', to which the seer replied 'Ay, they have come, but they are not gone.'[2] This meeting is famously dramatized in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned to 'beware the Ides of March'.[3][4] "

    Well, there you go.  After having to read Romeo and Juliet for school, I wasn't overly impressed with Shakespeare.  (Actually, he just seemed like the guy who inspired the basis for Twilight, which just gives me all the more reason to hate him.)  But ever since I've read Julius Caesar, I've had more respect for the guy.  After all, I kind of liked its story. 

    Anywho, that's all I had to say over the matter, oh-so-perfect timing and everything. 

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