Friday, March 16, 2007

The Ides of March

Lately I have been enticed by the teasers from HBO's new season of Rome, which is an unfortunate thing to be when you live outside America, where this season has already premièred, as opposed to Britain, which has yet to see it. If you are not willing to find the episodes on the Internet, that is. And even though I am a little late in the month to mention it, what caused me to take a look at HBO's website for the new series was the Ides of March, the date in which Caesar was assassinated. Of course a direct conversion of this date to the modern Gregorian calendar is quite hard to do, given the way people kept track of dates in the ancient Roman Calendar was quite ad hoc, so I guess I would have some leeway to mention this date now.

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