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Should we beware the Ides of March?

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For those who were spared the benefits of a classical education perhaps I should explain that today, 15th March, is known as the Ides of March according to the eccentric Roman calendar. Traditionally, it is a day of foreboding, memorable for the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC (or ... Read review

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"...a classical education perhaps I should explain that today, 15th March, is known as the Ides of March according to the eccentric Roman calendar. Traditionally, it is a day of foreboding, memorable for the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC (or DCCIX _ab urbe condita_, if you really want to do as the Romans did). _____________________________________________________________________________ “In March, October, July, May The Ides fall on the ..." Read review
15.03.2011

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