14 May 2008

Tagged (and Bagged)

It's meme time, courtesy of Gatochy.

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Locate the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences on your blog and in so doing…
5. Tag five people. Not gonna do that, because I'm such a rebel.

From the glossary of Janet Lembke and C. John Herrington's edition of Aeschylus' Persians:
Taking Atossa as his chief wife, he [i.e. Darius] was by her the father of Xerxes. His reign marked the climax of the Persian Empire; he organized the administration of the territories won under Cyrus and Cambyses, and added greatly to them. All the historical sources indicated that he was a wise and, on the whole, magnanimous ruler, although his reign was less than serene, and less unbrokenly successful in war, than the Persians would have us believe (cf. 1398-1469, note).
Perhaps a bit dry and scholarly, but it was either this or page 123 of Herbert Weir Smyth's Greek Grammar. There aren't any actual sentences on that page; only a list of contracted verbs. And I guarantee you you don't want to read that.

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