Tuesday 15 March 2016

"Beware the Ides of March"

Today is the Ides of March. Which means the day of the assassination of Julius Caesar. He was stabbed 23 times. I am not specialized in Roman history, nevertheless as a history buff, today is an anniversary to remember, when you could say history was truly made and made the way it usually is: in blood. You can read ten facts about the assassination of Caesar in this article from the Telegraph, some trivial, some less trivial. "Beware the Ides of March" is of course a quote from Shakespeare's play, which I have not seen in its entirety yet. when I imagine the murder of Julius Caesar, I imagine it as depicted in the TV series Rome, and the days leading to it as they were depicted in the novel The Ides of March by Valerio Massimo Manfredi, which I quite enjoyed. Ironic, a bloody drama is now something used as entertainment. The Ides of March are full of irony.

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Keep your back to the wall today. Just in case you have enemies.