FUN WITH MAPS ISSUE 2024-050

By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (March 15, 2024) – In this edition of Fun with we all stand warned: “Beware the Ides of March”!

BRUTUS DAY

According to Shakespeare, a soothsayer told Julius Caesar to “beware the Ides of March”.  Whether or not this really occurred, Caesar could have used the warning since it was on the Ides of March – March 15 44 BC – that Julius Caesar was fatally stabbed in the back by his supposed supporter, Marcus Brutus and others.

Although the word “Backstabber” does not come from the Caesar-Brutus connection, the connotation is the same.  Watch out for traitorous people close to you who will turn on you when it is to their advantage! 

National Brutus Day is a reminder to take a moment to evaluate your relationships and sever any suspicious ones before it is too late.

Today is also World Contact Day, and we should all be trying to communicate with extraterrestrial life.  Let us know if you hear from any.

Since the famous backstabbing took place in Rome, we present Werner’s view of the city from 1730.

Rome, the site of the demise of Julius Caesar – Circa 1730 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Fun with Maps here on Loveland Beacon.