Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Vincenzo Camuccini, Mort de César, 1798.
The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martias) is the name of the date 15 March in the Roman calendar. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other eight months. 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 dramatised in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. ==Etymology==The term idūs (ides) is thought to have originally been the day of the full moon. The Romans considered this an auspicious day in their calendar. The word ides comes from Latin, meaning "half division" (of a month). The word is probably of non-Indoeuropean origin. ==Assassination of Julius Caesar==
Main article: Assassination of Julius Caesar
Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March, 44 BC, after declaring himself dictator of Rome, for life. According to a near-contemporary biographer, Caesar summoned the Senate to meet in the Theatre of Pompey on the Ides of March. A certain soothsayer warned Caesar to be on his guard against a great peril on the day of the month of March which the Romans call the Ides; and when the day had come and Caesar was on his way to the senate-house, he greeted the seer with a jest and said: "The Ides of March has come," and the seer said to him softly: "Aye, Caesar, but not gone."As the Senate convened, Caesar was attacked and stabbed to death by a group of senators who called themselves the Liberatores ("Liberators"); they justified their action on the grounds that they committed tyrannicide and were preserving the Republic from Caesar's alleged monarchical ambitions.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I love etsy!!! I hope if I keep showing etsy, everyone I know will shop there. Here are some of my current favs!!!
knittingneedle Check this stuff out!!! Really go to the shop and look this stuff is awesome!!!
LeeGainer Very cool fiber work!!! I want this so bad it hurts!!!
Seahagstudio Nice mix of vintage and handmade!!! I may be a little biased,she’s my best friend and cousin!
almightee just what it says!!! About half of my male shopping is from here!
redvelvet just go look I can’t do it justice!!
Ok there are my top 5, but remember there are a million shops on there! Take the handmade pledge and buy from these artisans!!!