Monday, 14 March 2011

ides of march

ides of march

The saying "Beware The Ides Of March" is certainly a very well known one. It stems from William Shakespeare's famous play "Julius Caesar" when a passer by, as the story says, warns Julius Caesar that harm will possibly come his way "no later than the ides of March".

For those no longer privy to Shakespearian English, the "Ides" refers to the 15th of March, and, though it seems as if it were just New Year's last week, that day is a mere handful of hours away, occuring Tuesday. Though clearly the warning was meant for Caesar at the time, it seems as though there is still much to fear currently. Between the nuclear reactors in Japan refusing to cool and posing a huge threat to much of Asia, as well as the general natural disaster(s) in Japan on their own, it seems that it being wary of the Ides of March may still be a good idea.

So as the ides of march approaches tomorrow if you didn't know where the term came from, you do now.

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