The Ides of March

In 44 BC, the 15th of March, became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar which made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history.

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Martin Luther King Jr

Julius Caesar

Sometimes I have to remember that Julius Caesar was a real person and he was really assassinated. Mark Antony, Cleopatra, were all real human beings. They are so much more part of legend than “reality” Whatever that is!

Did you know though, it was marked by several religious observances and was notable for the Romans as a deadline for settling debts? It just so happened that it ended being the same date as Caesars assassination. In the earliest calendar, the Ides of March would have been the first full moon of the new year.

“Beware the Ides of March”

Share Your World … Week 33

Share Your World

Share Your World … Week 33

Would you travel into outer space?

Probably not, it’s not that I would most likely feel like I was going to explode. I also get motion sickness, which would probably not be a great thing to have on travelling into outer space.

Which country/city in the world (that you have never been to) would you most like to visit and why?

I have Greece and Rome on my bucket list. I mainly want to visit because one of my favourite subjects is ancient history. I love all the history and the culture that came from those times. The stories and the food!

What could you do to breathe more deeply today?

I need to keep stressing out so much. I had a traumatic experience over the weekend and I am extremely unsure of how to “let it go”.

Complete this sentence:  This creamy peanut butter sandwich could really use some …

Jam…aka Jelly!

Ancient Ways

Came back from my little trip away, as one does, and also it seems these days as one does I signed into my Facebook account when I got home and replied to the messages and comments that I needed to. Off in the right hand top corner I noticed that in the “trending” column (relates to what is ‘tredning’ on Twitter) and I saw the word Colosseum.

Clicked on the link and I was horrified to discover that two tourists decided to engrave their initials on this ancient monument!

US Tourists caught carving names into Colosseum Rome! The Guardian.com

Being a lover of ancient times and stories, I was completely horrified (as thankfully, a lot of others seem to be as well). When did this start happening? Whose to blame? I was reminded recently of a group of young models that travelled overseas recently and a couple of these young ladies showing their ankles in a mosque!

I think it’s time we brought into school a type of “cultural” class or cultural workshops. That’s just my opinion, but it couldn’t harm to have one now could it?