Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Beware the Ides of March....not just another Clooney movie!
It's true...The Ides of March is not just another George Clooney movie (although it was quite good.) It actually refers to the 15th day of March in the Roman Calendar.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 on which Julius Caesar was killed. He was stabbed (23 times) to death in the Roman Senate by a group of conspirators led by Brutus and Cassius. A seer had foreseen that Caesar would be harmed not later than the Ides of March and on his way to the Theatre of Pompey Caesar met that seer and joked, "The ides of March have come", meaning to say that the prophecy had not been fulfilled, to which the seer replied "Ay, Caesar; but not gone."[This meeting is famously dramatized in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned by the seer to "beware the Ides of March
Hence, "Beware the Ides of March" has become a popular sort of warning in pop culture. And no, I'm not usually this smart this early in the morning. Iget my info from Wikipedia, of course! Meow!
Well, no reason to beware the "Ides of March" this year. Thursday I'll give Y'all a glimpse into what we have coming up this year, share some news, and....yes, talk about St. Patrick's Day! (We cats like it, too! - although is LoTempio Irish?????)
And dont forget our Spring Kickoff next week with Charlaine Harris!
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