Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ides of March

"Beware the Ides of March" would do well, especially when switching from a Roman dictator. But the ideas are, however, and how you want to avoid?
The 'identity', a word that rhymes with "hidden" is truly unique. According to the Roman calendar is the moon IDES all day. This is the 13th day of the month, but March 15, May, July and October.

The Romans did not think this is nothing particularly ominous about the ideas of March or the identity of every two months for that matter. The day is usually an opportunity to honor the god of the month of Mars, a military parade. But in 44 BC, March 15 stood as a bad day for at least an ancient Roman: Julius Caesar.

Ides of March: As of March 15 Read

According to the parallel lives of Plutarch, Caesar saw a fortune teller who predicted that it would be a great danger, is past the Ides of March are come. When was the dictator on the way to the Senate, where he will meet his untimely end, he saw and said I guess. "Well, come the Ides of March"

"Yes, come," said the goalkeeper, but they are gone. "

The scene is known to be repeated in Act 3, Scene 1 of "Julius Caesar" by Shakespeare.

But Caesar was assassinated in fact on that day? History agrees to 15 Day Marzio dead, but in the last years of his life of Caesar was playing with the Roman calendar, which, because politicians are allowed per day, Fiat, fell in sync with the Earth's orbit is real around the sun.

In the Julian calendar was introduced in 45 BC and continues to the 18th century, when it was displaced by the widespread Gregorian calendar. But in the early days of the Julian calendar, leap year cycle is not yet stabilized. Thus, many scientists believe that the effective date of the assassination of Caesar was probably 14 March 44 BC.

In the Julian calendar is assumed that the solar year lasted exactly 365.25 days in a leap year every four years. This is very close, but it is actually for 11 minutes is too long. It is about three days every four centuries of Western civilization slowly pushed out of phase with the sun. Gregorian calendar, first proposed in 1582 and aims to balance the drift. As he took the country to have their calendars for 10 or 11 days.

But as early as 44 BC, the Julian calendar is probably three days after the Gregorian calendar. So if you're willing to celebrate the anniversary of the assassination of Caesar, and whether to close this type of information is necessary to wait for March 11 next year.