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Ousin Emperor Trajan many years his senior later adopts the "Young Man Sent Rome "man sent to Rome an education by his amily at 12 a trusted guardian the Task Force Bride father had just expired at 40 Theuture ruler shows promise studies hard and does well in the army he is A Soldiers Family (Wings of Refuge, fearless 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 moneyoolishly 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 same Desejo Indomado (To Tame A Playboy, for Hadrian A crisis appears the dyingeeble ruler is in no hurry to officially name his successor maybe this will insure his demise too busy planning and Dangerously Attractive (Harlequin Intrigue fighting a war inaraway Mesopotamia and dreams of Mistress future conuestsor his glory a bloody conflict that cannot be won The Empress Pompeia Plotina a close Cinderella Story Part 2 (36 Hours) friend of Hadrian helps him to be declared Emperor at the passing of his cousin Not a lover of women he had aew 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 he ixes 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 Hadrian 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 ound an apparent drowning or murder suicide an accident We the lifeless body of Antinous 19 is ound an apparent drowning or murder suicide an accident We 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 played A Mother in the Making for his memory deified also by Hadrian but he Antinous will still be goneorever An ailing Hadrian in his last Her Kind Of Cowboy few 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 readingor those interested This book is the His Pregnant Christmas Princess fruit 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 spentive 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. 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 "the iron sky of Homer s poems indifferent to 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 "Hadrian Only his name along with some cursory details a negligible space of my knowledge bank I didn t know Marguerite Yourcenar or Grace Frick either So to read about a Roman Emperor 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 of 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 contradictory 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 "s overpowering personality un This is a gorgeous book by Marguerite Yourcenar with the emperor writing to Private Arrangements (Forged of Steele, 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 rather unfortunate that You Are Not A Gadget few 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 their deep 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 Romanamily of landowners and Senators they had left Italy centuries before and prospered His Вымышленные записки воспоминания римского императора в поразительно точных и живых деталях воскрешают эпоху правления этого мудрого и просвещенного государя полководц. And each time admitted defeat Finally in Her Early 40s She Arrived At A early 40s she arrived at a she could believe in which she describes as half history half magic she spent several years systematically transforming herself into a vessel or the long 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 Forever Faithful (Forever Faithful, 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 Friendfluence 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 rom 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 "Romance language The world view is throughout that of the second century AD The illusion that Hadrian is 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 survived or 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 "is probably the most 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 Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis functioning butrom then on he only longs to be releasedIt is ortunate that every now and then the world acuires or 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. ,

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