Thursday, March 15, 2007

Rabbit PEZ

Rabbit PEZ

A letter from the PEZident

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The Ides of March

Generally speaking, a term from the ancient Roman Calendar. The Ides fell on the 15th day of March, May, July or October or the 13th day of any other month. Thus the Ides of March was the 15th day of March.

The following story, too, is told by many. A certain seer 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: "Well, the Ides of March are come," and the seer said to him softly: "Ay, they are come, but they are 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, not murder, and were preserving the Republic from Caesar's alleged monarchical ambitions.

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