March 15,2013 better known as: The Ides of March!

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March 15, 2013 better known as: The Ides of March!

If you are a student of ancient history, then you would know that The Ides of March is considered as March 15th. Most people know this, because of William Shakespeare’s Play Julius Caesar. I have always enjoyed world history and particularly Roman History. Well for those of you who were dozing thru history classes, just as a quick reminder.

Pompey Roman Emperor

Julius Caesar was assassinated in front of the Statue of Pompey on March 15th 44BC. If you read about the Roman calendar you would discover  that ' The Ides ‘ is generally on the 15th of most months, there are a few months when it is on the 13th. Very few people know that it was based on the day there is supposed to be a full moonJ Hum I wonder if that had anything to do with the untimely death of Julius Caesar.

Julius Caesar assassinated on the Ides of  March

Thanks to William Shakespeare there are a couple of other famous phrases we connect with March 15th. One of them being the Latin Phrase “Et tu Brute” (You too Brutus), the dying words of Julius Caesar in the play; the other being the Soothsayer’s warning to Julius Caesar: “…beware of the Ides of March…”

 

William Shakespear/ Endre Barath,Jr. 

 

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Rainmaker
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Nancy Laswick
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Endre, this brings back memories of doing Julius Caesar in High School :) of course most years "Beware The Ides of April" engenders more fear... tax day just has a way of doing that.

Mar 15, 2013 09:01 AM #1
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Janis Borgueta
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When I got up this orning I told my husband to "beware the ides of March" we talk about it every year. I did not read much in school like I should have, but I always did like my Shakespeare.

Mar 15, 2013 09:01 AM #2
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Nancy now that is funny beware of the Ides of April:)))

Janis glad you read William:)))

Mar 15, 2013 09:05 AM #3
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTORĀ®, CRS
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In my family it's known as my wife's birthday and I better not forget it 

Mar 15, 2013 09:10 AM #4
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Paul otherwise you would be like Julius Caesar:)

Mar 15, 2013 09:14 AM #5
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Rene Fabre
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Hi Endre: Idus Martii... I'm a big fan of Roman History also... love the way they numbered the days back then from the Nones, the Ides, and the Kalends.

Mar 15, 2013 09:22 AM #6
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Rene' I guess my four years of Latin is paying off 40+ years later:) my father and teachers would be proud of me now:)))

Mar 15, 2013 09:29 AM #7
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Endre, now that you mention it, I do remember the Ides of March from history class. Greek and Roman history was a big part of the curriculum!
Mar 15, 2013 10:00 AM #8
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Wayne Johnson
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Endre-What goes around comes around. Ceasar met his end near Pompey's statue at the Ides of March. And years before Ceasar was involved in ending Pompey's rule and life. (As I learned from a TV series). I did not pay much attention to Roman history in school either.

Mar 15, 2013 11:24 AM #9
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Silvia, glad I was able to stir up some old memories:))

Wayne you are so right indeed Caesar was no saint:) I was about to give you a huge complement of knowing it from the schooldays:)) Thx to TV the result is still the same Knowlege is Power:)

Mar 15, 2013 11:32 AM #10
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Endre - I can always count on you to brighten my day and share something interesting.  I hope you had a great Ides of March Day!

Mar 15, 2013 11:42 AM #11
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Laura glad you liked it...Had a great Ides of March:) have a great weekend!

Mar 15, 2013 11:58 AM #12
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

You gave a great history lesson on the Ides of March Endre - better than I had in school.  Thank you!  Hope you had a great one!

Mar 15, 2013 01:25 PM #13
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
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Endre, thank you for the history lesson.  As I get older I find myself watching the History channel more and more.  Good interesting post.

Mar 15, 2013 11:24 PM #14
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for the Ides of March history and pictures.

Have an outstanding week!

Mar 16, 2013 12:04 AM #15
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Endre -- The Ides of March --- also a very good movie from a few years back with Ryan Gosling and some up-and-comer by the name of George Clooney.   

Mar 16, 2013 02:26 AM #16
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Michelle Gibson
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Endre - Believe it or not I haven't heard of the ides of March.

Mar 16, 2013 10:35 AM #17
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Joy, thank you it was a great on:)

Chris & Dick I am a sports channel if it is Baseball or Basketball otherwise the Cooking Channel:))

Roy glad you liked it!

Mar 16, 2013 10:43 AM #18
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Michael I have not seen it must put it on my "to watch" list!

Michelle well now you know:))

Mar 16, 2013 11:37 AM #19
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