Robert Brindley

Thursday, March 15, 2007

"Beware the Ides of March" (15th)

You may be interested to know, that on this day in 44 BC, the Roman dictator, Julius Caesar was murdered by a group of assassins, including his friend Brutus.

However, not wanting to be 'picky', but the 2051st anniversary of Caesar's death actually falls on March 28th this year, due to the difference between the Julian & Gregorian calenders!
We have William Shakespeare to thank for the saying "Beware the Ides of March" a line from the play 'Julius Caesar' and a saying, which has now come to mean a foreboding of doom.
The 'Ides of March' is celebrated each year by the Roman branch of the Hash House Harriers with a toga run through the streets of Rome where Caesar was assassinated.
In case you didn't know, The Hash House Harriers is an international group of running/drinking clubs, founded in 1938 in Kuala Lumper by a small group of British colonial Officers & expatriates!!


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