Mar 15, 2012

The Ides of March

In the Roman lunar calendar, the ides - from the Latin "Idus", literally "half division" and especially related to months - fell on the 15th of long months like March (or Martius). That's today! Welcome to the Ides of March. It was originally meant to mark the full moon, but it didn't really work out that way most of the time.

The Ides of March is best known by most people for the day, in 44 B.C., that Julius Caesar was assassinated, and the famous line from Shakespeare - "Beware the ides of March".

For me though, it only means one thing - It's my Birthday!
Happy 28th Birthday to me!


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