March 15, 2011

Beware the....


... ides of March!! I'm a big Shakespeare fan, can you tell.. Just wanted to lighten up the topic since it's been such a rough few weeks now....

The blog,

TRUTH, JUSTICE & PEACE

sums up today's day! HERE is the link to the blog post. You can check it out to read more! Thanks, 'JudiPhilly' for this post and Happy Ides of March to you.. Is that even something we would wish to someone???!!!

Here's what JudiPhilly blogged on the 'Ides of March.'


"Today is the day. March 15th. The Ides of March.

The Ides of March is the first day of the Roman New Year.It also marks the first day of spring in the Roman calendar.

On this day in history, Julius Caesar was warned by soothsayers to "beware of the Ides of March". Apparently, he did not heed the warning strongly enough as he was stabbed by Marcus Brutus on the Ides of March in 44 BC.

It is definitely not a lucky day for some.

As the Chicago Trib notes, Beware the Ides of March, when superstition reigns:
A word of warning to those who believe in lucky numbers, auspicious colors and star-crossed dates: beware. The Ides of March are upon us.

Only those familiar with history or William Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar” readily may recognize the reference to March 15, the day of JuliusCaesar’s assassination in 44 B.C. The Roman calendar designated monthly Ides, or midpoint, days that fell either on the 13th or 15th day, depending on the month.

After Caesar’s untimely exit, superstitious Romans well may have avoided launching a business, marriage or other important venture on a date so cloaked in doom it eventually entered the lexicon as a metaphor for impending catastroph (I think we've had our share of catastrophes,thank you!!) **Image and quotes are directly from JudiPhilly's blog.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Very interesting post. I never really paid much attention to that before. Thanks for posting.

LindyLouMac said...

I have just done a March post and I completely forgot it is the Ides of March!

Leesa said...

Hi Michelle/LLM

Thanks for stopping by ... I love posting on the idees of March!