Monday, February 19, 2007

Beware the Ides of March

The closing date for Meraka bursary applications is 15th of March 2007, this day is rather fatalistically referred to as the Ides of March and marked the day of Julius Ceasar's assassination. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about the Ides of March ...

In the Roman calendar, the Ides of March fell on the 15th day of the Roman month of Martius. The date is famous because Julius Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March, 44 BC. Because of Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar and its line "Beware the Ides of March", the term possesses a foreboding of doom.

Contemporarily speaking, although the term Ides had real meaning only in the Roman Calendar, which had just been displaced by the Julian Calendar, the term "Ides" was still used in a vernacular sense for centuries afterwards to denote the middle of the month.

Hopefully rather than being a fateful day it will be a day of fullfillment for those who have applied themselves in developing a Blog that convinces the selection committee of your professionalism and motivation to undertake this course in Geo-informatics.

Reference (Note it conforms to the CSE style maunual)

Wikipedia contributors. Ides of March [Internet]. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia; 2007 Feb 13, 18:47 UTC [cited 2007 Feb 19]. Available from:


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