The Encomium is about Emma, although it manages to talk about a lot of different people without mentioning her for pages. I think a reason for this way of writing was that it asserted Emma's position as central, without forcing it into the reader's face. She seems to be, quite naturally, present at everything important that happens.
Now, onto the actual meme. Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading. The rules are easy:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
- Be careful not to include SPOILERS
- Share the title & author, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they want.
So, here we go:
'The dead prince, however, was buried in a royal tomb, and was wept long and sorely by the native people; to him may God grant every joy in the heavenly kingdom.' p. 31
Not quite which prince just died, because that happened a lot in those days, but I love the way the national sorrow is expressed.
So, what are you teasing this week?