Monday, March 15, 2004

The Ides of March

Today is March 15 - the legendary "Ides of March".  Julius Caesar was warned:
"beware the Ides of March".  Read about the significance of the term "Ides"
and how it relates to the Roman calendar:

Basically there's nothing particularly fateful about the date, it's just one
of the three named reference dates in a month.  The remaining dates in the
months have their names derived by counting back from the reference dates.