THE IDES OF MARCH

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Professional Associates 74203

wasn't a great day for Julius Caesar.  The ides (15th) of each month was a festival honoring Flamen Dialis the high priestess of Jupiter.  Julius Caesar was warned by a seer to beware of the ides of March.  He scoffed at the idea.  He was assassinated on 3/15/44 BC at a meeting of the senate.  His best friend Brutus led a group of conspirators numbering 60 who killed Caesar.  A little bit of over kill having 60 people stabbing away.

Four years later on the anniversary of Julius's assassination Octavian (later know as Augustus) executed 300 senators and knights.  Octavian was Caesar's adopted heir.  He considered this a sacrifice at the new altar in memory of Julius.  These people took and eye for an eye very seriously.  So now you know the rest of the story.

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Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
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I'm pretty much into that "an eye for an eye" thing Conrad.

March 15, 2013 08:57 AM #1
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for the Ides of March history lesson.

Have an outstanding weekend.

March 15, 2013 12:35 PM #2
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Lisa Von Domek
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Hello Conrad,

I'm with our pal Roger - "an eye for an eye" could fix many problems....

March 15, 2013 02:11 PM #3
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Conrad Allen
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Works for me Lisa and Roger.

I will Roy.  I hope you do.

March 15, 2013 02:44 PM #4
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Joe Petrowsky
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I would say, they took an eye for an eye pretty seriously. I'm not sure my mind would have worked any differently.

Make it a great weekend.

March 15, 2013 06:07 PM #5
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Rob Thomas
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Conrad ...You been talking to James ...LOL

Have a great night!

March 15, 2013 06:09 PM #6
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Conrad Allen
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I know what you mean Joe.

Thanks Rob.  Have a great weekend.

March 16, 2013 03:12 AM #7
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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A history lesson to start the weekend....and wishing yours to be restful or prosperous...and purrrrfectly...some of both !

March 16, 2013 03:20 AM #8
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James Dray
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Reminds me of Paul Harvey and now you know the rest of the story. 

March 16, 2013 03:55 AM #9
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Lisa Von Domek
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Of course this is considered too harsh by many...oh how times have changed!

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