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Marguerite Yourcenar ô 3 charactersIctory selves Drowned in erotic ambiguity haunted by idyllic remembrances of platonic love and superfluous infatuation Hadrian drops the mask of ormidable Emperor and shows himself as a vulnerable man plagued by his remorse aggressive pride and reckless ambition who can t impede the upcoming dissolution of the world he has so meticulously constructed with obsessive discipline and bloodstained sacrifice Combining prodigious refinement with erudite depth Yourcenar masters the irst person narrative and becomes a multifaceted ventrilouist that deconstructs the layers of Hadrian s overpowering personality while unfolding his intimate ponderings about ageing and death riendship and true love art and philosophy justice and social order with academic rigorousness and aesthetic excellence creating a dramatic tension that order with academic rigorousness and aesthetic excellence creating a dramatic tension that its peak through self absorbed observation rather than galloping actionAnd when the last line is avidly consumed and the confessor meets its nemesis no historical grandeur or remarkable Drayken Reborn (Dragon Hero, feat will be imprinted on the reader s ephemeral memory The intoxicating scent of literary perfection is what will linger in anonymous nostrils the texture of velvety words is what will invade mental taste buds and a wave of disarming tenderness and stunned regret will choke the humbled witness of the remnants of two thousand years of magnificenceolly and debatable progress that meander the moors of remote lands that once yielded to one of the greatest men of ancient history Hadrian s Wall November 2014 This is a gorgeous book by Marguerite Yourcenar with the emperor writing to The Cursed Dragon Armor (Dragon Hero, future emperor philosopher Marcus Aurelius about his life and the burdens of leadership Its tone is a perfect balance of nostalgia regret and pride all mixed together A true masterpiece that took her ten years to write it is also very short and a magnificent read Iound that it was very inspirational and was amazed in how this period of Roman history comes alive under Yourcenar s able pen An incredible readIt is of Roman history comes alive under Yourcenar s able pen An incredible readIt is unfortunate that ew current political leaders give off such a breath of humanity and maturity Through the mists of time the clouds lift but only
PARTLY ALWAYS REMAIN OVERCAST THEY NEVER GIVE UP THEIRalways remain overcast they never give up their secrets and the myths will continue such is history such was the Roman Emperor Hadrian of the second century no Julius Caesar but who was Sill a very capable man born in Italica what is now Spain to a Roman El mundo contemporneo: Del siglo XIX al XXI (Pensamiento) family of landowners and Senators they had left Italy centuries before and prospered His cousin Emperor Trajan many years his senior later adopts the young man sent to Romeor an education by his North American Spies family at 12 with a trusted guardian theather had just expired at 40 The Che Guevara future ruler shows promise studies hard and does well in the army he isearless against the enemy maybe even reckless his men always cheer him as a civilian too a good magistrate in Rome though like many men of his age spends his money Fire Blood (A Targaryen History, foolishly loving both men and women and goes into debt this annoys Trajan greatly The tough old soldier Emperor comfortable leading his conuering army than playing the politician in the capital it would be the sameor Hadrian A crisis appears the dying 21st Century Corporate Citizenship feeble ruler is in no hurry to officially name his successor maybe this will insure his demise too busy planning andighting a war in De Koersk - De dodelijke reis van een kernonderzeeër faraway Mesopotamia and dreams ofuture conuests Sweet Bags for his glory a bloody conflict that cannot be won The Empress Pompeia Plotina a closeriend of Hadrian helps him to be declared Emperor at the passing of his cousin Not a lover of women he had a England in America, 1580-1652 few that were instrumental in his rise to power strangely Matilda his mother in law but not his second cousin Sabina his neglected wife she hated him but didn t cause any scandals to the grateful Hadrian And Hadrian wants peace his Empire needs it badly an inveterate reader lover of the Arts heixes the economy reforms the law the army brings back wealth to its ignored citizens Yet he will leads the Romans in war as he does in Palestine suffering countless thousands of casualties against the Jewish uprising In Asia Minor what is now Turkey meeting a Greek boy Antinous in Claudiopolis the Roman province of Bithyniasent to Rome to receive schooling this attractive child grows up and becomes the love of а философа и покровителя искусств эпоху ставшую золотым веком в истории Римской империи Автор выдающаяся писательница Франции первая женщина член Академии великолепно ,
I stepped on deck the sky still wholly dark was truly the iron sky of Homer s poems indifferent to man s woes and joys alikeBut the man looking at the limitless space above him was not indifferent He knew the woes of his people and joys of his imperium sine ine He knew he was both human and supremely divine Hadrian the Good Hadrian the Almost Wise I didn t know much about Hadrian Only his name along with some cursory details occupied a negligible space of my knowledge bank I didn t know Marguerite Yourcenar or Grace Frick either So to read about a Roman Emperor by way of The Economics Of Business Enterprise fictional memoirs was an unlikely ventureor me I was curious rather than interested as to what exactly this book has achieved which made several of my riends here to write some really exceptional paean in its
honor and now here i am adding anotherAnd now here I am adding another in telling others that no matter how big or small your library is it is essentially incomplete without Memoirs of Hadrian The traces of a golden era which existed centuries ago can be ound among the walls of royal palaces the colors of timeless paintings and the magnificence of stationary sculptures They not only tell about the artist s muse but the artist themselves But every so often a thick curtain of those very centuries comes in between the creator and the creation It is then that a need arises of transcending the margins of history books of crossing the vanished borders of being a different person altogether The insight reuired in depicting a time period other than one is born into and the love reuired in capturing the beauty of an important individual one has never met becomes the steadfast oundation of an unparalleled wonder Marguerite Yourcenar has given us one such wonder which would stay by your side both in this lifetime and beyond When useless servitude has been alleviated as One Big Damn Puzzler far as possible and unnecessary misfortune avoided there will still remain as a test of man sortitude that long series of veritable ills death old age and incurable sickness love unreuited and Landscapes of Communism friendship rejected or betrayed the mediocrity of a life less vast than our projects and duller than our dreams in short all the woes caused by the divine nature of things Being a dying person and stilleeling a sense of tremendous responsibility towards the mankind is a mark of a true leader Hadrian while on his death bed beueathed a small package of valuable reflections in the NORJAK form of a lovely letter to young Marcus Aurelius but behind the salutation of Dear Mark one can imagine their own name being addressed These are the most beautiful and honest thoughts I have ever laid my eyes on This is how Yourcenar has given us a memorable trip to a glorious world which was and where Hadrian still is She hasn t presented her hero in the shining bright light of perfection and righteousness Hadrian wasallible but he knew how to strike that difficult balance between the different philosophies of life If his conuests had humility his losses contained prudent lessons If he had immense love or his empire he had deep respect or other cultures If he cultivated virtues of his men he mitigated his own vices too He was not God but he was Godlike With mesmerizing writing exuisite translation and the portrait of a majestic ruler everything here is much than what their title suggest Hadrian was than an Emperor Marguerite was than a writer Grace was than a translator and this book it is much than a book Hospes Comesue Margerite Yourcenar s Hadrian is not only the Roman Emperor citizen of the world and deified ruler whose heart throbbed at the cadence of Greek poetry whose resilient physiue conuered the barbarian borders and deified ruler whose heart throbbed at the cadence of Greek poetry whose resilient physiue conuered the barbarian borders northern Britannia whose strategic mind enforced groundbreaking laws to regulate the use of slaves and to promote culture in the Pantheon whose modesty silenced insurgent voices and whose excesses intimidated allied ones I have come to think that great men are characterized by the extreme position which they take and that heir heroism consists in holding to that extremity throughout their lives They are our poles or our antipodes Underneath the imposing greatness of the historical igure that Yourcenar pens with unfaltering dexterity a moribund man exhales his last breath prostrated on his deathbed and confronts his contrad. Вымышленные записки воспоминания римского императора в поразительно точных и живых деталях воскрешают эпоху правления этого мудрого и просвещенного государя полководц. .
Adrian s life Years later the returning handsome teenager travels with the Emperor they become constant companions but in Egypt on the Nile River a mystery happens the lifeless body of ANTINOUS 19 IS FOUND AN APPARENT 19 is Loving James (Surviving Elite High, found an apparent or murder suicide an accident We will never learn the truthFor the rest of his days the melancholic Emperor mourns numerous statues made a magnificent new city built Antinoopolis by the river near where he the boy died an ardent cult begins to worship him games playedor his memory deified also by Hadrian but he Antinous will still be gone Bedford Square (Charlotte Thomas Pitt, forever An ailing Hadrian in his lastew months sees that everything he has done will vanish as the desert sands shift so too does the hearts of men all is vanity A terrific historical novel one of the best if not the greatest ever written This book gives you an idea what the Roman Empire was like at its summit Well worth reading I See Rude People for those interested This book is theruit of one of the most ambitious literary projects I have ever seen At the age of twenty Marguerite Yourcenar conceived the idea of writing the life of the Emperor Hadrian She spent ive years on the task then destroyed the manuscript and all her notes Over the next decade and a half she returned to the idea several times and each time admitted defeat Finally in her early 40s she arrived at a method she could believe in which
she describes as half history half magic she spent several years systematically transforming herself into a vessel or thedescribes as half history half magic she spent several years systematically transforming herself into a vessel or the dead Emperor s spirit She read every book still in existence that mentioned him or that he might have read She visited the places he had visited and touched the statues he had touched Every night she tried to imagine that she was Hadrian and spent hours writing minutely detailed accounts of what he might have seen and The Far Dawn (The Atlanteans, felt She was acutely aware of all the pitfalls involved and used her considerable skills to efface herselfrom the process she did not want to breathe on the mirror She compiled tens of thousands of pages of notes and rough drafts nearly all of which she burned The Ormen i Essex final result the memoirs Hadrian might have composed on his deathbed but never did represents the distilled essence of this process and it is uniue in my experience The language is a beautiful and highly stylised French thateels very much like Latin the cadences are those of Latin and every word she uses is originally derived Bare It All (Love Undercover, from Latin or Greek This effect must be hard to imitate in translation to a non Romance language The world view is throughout that of the second century AD The illusion that Hadrian is speaking to you directly is extraordinarily compelling Hadrian emerges as a great man With Trajan s conuest of Mesopotamia just before his accession to the throne the Empire had reached its peak indeed it was now clearly over extended and threatened with collapse Hadrian s difficult task was to stabilise it to the extent possible and maintain the increasingly uneasy peace and he succeeded well enough that it survivedor several hundred years after his death He describes his work with measured passion neither boasting of his successes nor despairing of his occasional dreadful ailures the Second Jewish War occurred near the end of his reign resulting in the obliteration of Judea and the dispersal of the entire Jewish race He is candid about his private life and Yourcenar s description of his tragic liaison with Antino s is probably the most impressive achievement of the book Hadrian who like most of his class was promiscuously bisexual takes as his lover a ourteen year old boy The relationship like everything else in the book is presented entirely within the context of Hadrian s own culture and I was able to accept it as such It s extremely moving even if you are the absolute ruler of the known world you are as defenceless against love as everyone else When Antino s kills himself shortly before his twentieth birthday Hadrian realises too late that he is the love of his life His Stoic philosophy and his strong sense of duty keep him An Elusive Victorian functioning butrom then on he only longs to be releasedIt is A Bird in the House fortunate that every now and then the world acuiresor a brief moment a man like Hadrian or a woman like Yourcenar Read this book and you will eel inspired to be a better person. ?ладея историческим материалом и мастерски используя достоверные исторические детали рисует Адриана человеком живым удивительно близким и понятным нашему современнику.