Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Ides of March

How was your day today? Was it good? Was it bad? On this day in 44 B.C. a roman leader had a really bad day.It seems Julies Cesar decided to make himself Supreme Ruler and after a celebration in honor of Mars,the god of war,Cesar had a meeting with the senate.While at the plaza the senate decided they didn't need a monarch and stabbed him to death.The ides of march was upon him.
Now Julies Cesar was a great military leader who enlarged and united Rome unfortunately as it goes with most military leaders they don't make very good rulers.Leading a military force who follows orders is allot easier then running a country with democratic ideas and opinions.
Julies was one of many up and coming Cesar's who was to be done in by not only the senate but also the military,family members and friends.None of these guys made it to long and most were pretty crazy but Rome was,in her hay day one of the greatest and mightiest empires the world as ever known. So hail Cesar..But beware the ides of March..sec sempter tyrannous (thus be it to tyrants)..

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