It’s the Ides of March!

From It’s March 15, the Ides of March. The word “ides” comes from the earliest Roman calendar, said to have been created by Romulus, the mythical founder of Rome. The word “ides” is from the Latin “to divide.” The Ides were meant to mark the full moon, but since the solar calendar months and lunar months are of different lengths, the ides lost its original meaning. On this day in 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was on his way to a Senate meeting in Rome. He met up with the soothsayer who had warned him days before to “Beware the Ides of March.” Caesar pointed out that the Ides had come, and the soothsayer replied, “Yes, but they have not yet gone.” Caesar breathed his last breath a short time later, stabbed to death by a group of conspirators after entering the Senate house.

‘Twas a bad day for Caesar – lets hope our days are a bit better :)

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