Thursday, March 15, 2012

Beware the Ides of March!

March is such an interesting month, historically and symbolically.  Now we come to the Ides of March of course.  Ides coming from the Latin word "idus" meaning "half division", which for the Romans was the 15th of March.  In ancient times, this day was a  festive day dedicated to the war god Mars (or Aries in Greek mythology).

This phrase is most famously known in Shakespeare's dramatic re-enactment of the murder of Julius Caesar in 44 BC where a seer warns Caesar to beware the Ides of March.

Maybe it's an omen, but today I have to take a midterm test for my Political Ideologies class.

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