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Five Books Meme

I recently joined a community called ljmemes, and this meme was on it. I thought it was pretty cool.


Directions:
1. Take five books off your bookshelf. Look up and write down the sentences directed.

2. Book #1 -- first sentence
On 30th January 1943, Adolf Hitler's close associate Goering made a radio broadcast to the beleaguered Sixth Army at Stalingrad on the eastern front.
3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty
Vive tuo, frater, tempore, vive meo.
4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred
I should like you to bear in mind that the nobility of the theme brings its own difficulties.
5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
If this is a success, we have brought the rain under our control.
6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book
That is the burden of his massive missive, the long and short of the 'Letters'.

7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph.

On 30th January 1943, Adolf Hitler's close associate Goering made a radio broadcast to the beleaguered Sixth Army at Stalingrad on the eastern front. Vive tuo, frater, tempore, vive meo. I should like you to bear in mind that the nobility of the theme brings its own difficulties. If this is a success, we have brought the rain under our control. That is the burden of his massive missive, the long and short of the 'Letters'.

8. Feel free to "cheat" to make a better paragraph

On 30th January 1943, Adolf Hitler's close associate Goering made a radio broadcast to the beleaguered Sixth Army at Stalingrad on the eastern front. "Vive vestro, fratres, tempore, vive meo,"[1] he urged them. "Bear in mind that the nobility of our cause brings its own difficulties. But if this operation is a success, we will be so powerful, we could bring even the rain under our control." That was the burden of his broadcast, the long and short of his message.

9. Name your sources
Book 1 - Lorna Hardwick (2003), Reception Studies (about Classical Receptions)
Book 2 - Loeb edition of Martial's Epigrams, vol. I. The particular epigram is 1.36, but it's not one of the funny ones: it seems to be on a mythological theme.
Book 3 - Penguin edition of Pliny's Letters. The particular letter is 3.13, and he's talking about the speech he gaving praising the emperor Trajan in front of the Senate (later published as his Panegyricus).
Book 4 - Penguin edition of Seneca's Moral Letters. The particular letter is no. 86, which just happens to be one I'm writing about in my paper about villa descriptions.
Book 5 - John Henderson (2003), Morals and Villas in Seneca's Letters. This is the book I was moaning about in this post.

10. Post to your blog and/or a community (or several).

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[1] 'Live out your time, brothers, and live out mine'

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