Sunday, March 14, 2010

BeWare! The Ides of March!

The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martias) is the name of March 15 in the Roman calendar. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October.[1] 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 that Julius Caesar was killed in 709 AUC or 44 B.C.

Hey everyone - Join DJ Kaj for "the Ides of March" theme set Monday night MARCH 15 - because it IS the Ides of March! Beware!! So come on down and enjoy the seizing as Caesar, or other toga clad personage.. gladiators and other roaming roman's hands are also welcome. Perhaps watch History of the World Part 1 to get some ideas, or better yet, Sparticus: Blood and Sand.. rawrr!
Toga ... toga !
See you there!

*for those of you that want more info about the Ides of March:*

According to Plutarch, Caesar was warned by a seer to be on his guard against a great peril on the Ides of March. On his way to the Theatre of Pompey (where he would be assassinated) Caesar saw the seer and joked "Well, the Ides of March have come," to which the seer replied "Ay, they have come, but they are not gone."[2] This meeting is famously dramatized in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned to "beware the Ides of March."[3]

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