March 15, 2009

Cat Lady No. 74...The Ides of March

School Librarian (and Cat Lady) Eleanor is perusing a book about Ancient History with fellow bibliophile Cat Sophocles...

Today they have learned that the word "ides" was originally one of several common calendar terms used to mark monthly lunar events.

Later it came to mark the mid-point of a month. The Romans considered it to be an important day in their calendar. The word ides comes from the Latin meaning "half division". Every month had its ides: the 15th day of March, May, July or October, or the 13th day of any other month.

Happy Ides!

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1 comment:

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