Monday, February 11, 2008

I Have No Idea Why I am Doing This

I have been not-tagged by an anti-meme. Michael Froomkin directs (link):

1. Grab the nearest book (that is at least 123 pages long).
2. Open to p. 123.
3. Go down to the 5th sentence.
4. Type in the following 3 sentences.
5. Tag five people.

Roger, copy that. Here goes:

His [Marc Antony’s] relations with Octavianus did not improve. Neither trusted the other. To counter that danger and outbid his rival the consul went further with his Caesarian and popular policy.

The book would be Ronald Syme, The Roman Revolution, which I quoted earlier. It is the summer of 44 BC. Caesar is dead; Brutus has fled to Greece. Against the entreaty of his family, the 19-year-old Octavianus (not yet Augustus) has taken up his role as heir. Octavianus and Marc Antony take the first tentative steps to size each other up.

Honest, it gets more interesting later.

Since I was not tagged, I will follow my non-tagger’s example and not tag.

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