Saturday, March 14, 2009
Beware the Ides of March
Tomorrow, March 15th is the Ides of March. So beware this day, as you never know what might happen. It is much more powerful than Friday the 13th. And woe is the superstitious person who has a Friday the 13th and March 15 in one month! But it happened this month, so if you experienced an inordinate amount of bad luck or you had an itch and turned around only to discover a dagger in your back, then you know what to blame.
In Roman times, 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 assassinated, in 44 BC, the story of which was famously dramatized in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar.
Brightnewthings curated such a creative and lovely treasury in honor of the event, click on the picture to see it up close.