Friday, March 15, 2013

Beware the Ides of March

Thanks to Shakespeare's dramatization, March 15th, the Ides of March, is forever linked with the 44 B.C. assassination of Julius Caesar and with prophecies of doom. 
Who is it in the press that calls on me?
I hear a tongue shriller than all the music
Cry "Caesar!" Speak, Caesar is turn'd to hear.
Beware the ides of March.
What man is that?
A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.
Julius Caesar Act 1, scene 2, 15–19
For ancient Romans living before Julius Caesar was assassinated, an ides was merely one of several common Roman calendar terms used to mark monthly lunar events. The ides simply marked the appearance of the full moon. 

To mark the Ides of March I have a little puzzle game for you.  Leave your answers in the comments and next week when it's officially Spring! I will have a RAK to give away.  Your answers don't need to be correct, just play along :)

Each answer is a two-word phrase or name in which the first part starts with J and the second with C, as in Julius Caesar!  example: Big name in diet plans = Jenny Craig See! it's easy!! Go for it!!

1) Prison Lodging
2) Legally sufficient reason
3) "When You Wish Upon a Star" singer
4) Abrupt shift to a new movie scene


Anonymous said...

got them all (had to look the last one up) - that was fun. i'm not entering cause i have no idea what a RAK is. :) Happy Friday. Ann

Izzy said...

Ann now knows what a RAK is! here are her answers...she's entered into the draw.
Jail Cell
Just Cause
Jiminy Cricket
Jump Cut

Jo said...

oh Ann ... a RAK is a good thing!
I came up with the exact same answers ... and i had to look up the last one as well ...
and i do love that song ... but irl the song was sung by Cliff Edwards ... Hey, I'm going for bonus points here!!!
Jail Cell
Just Cause
Jiminy Cricket (voiced by Cliff Edwards)
Jump Cut

Izzy said...

Jo is getting bonus points!

ScrappeeDiane said...

I only got #1 & #2, had to look up the other 2. LOL I'm too young.

1. Jail Cell
2. Just Cause
3: Jiminy Cricket
4: Jump Cut