Friday, January 28, 2011

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enfant Comme j'avais (comme tout le monde, non?) Une petite phase d'intérêt pour les Grecques et Romains. The lisais surtout dans la version de leur fables Gustav Schwab (très classique de la littérature reputation comme d'enfant ou d'au 19ème siècle adolescent et publiée) en Allemagne et quelques biographies / romains classiques sur Rome et ses guerres. The Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar are not comparable to the works of my childhood once more heroic and less philosophical. The mixture makes precision Roman history and human thought in a way that seems almost unique or why I can not find a point of comparison in any case.

Indeed, Yourcenar has used the life of one of the great Roman emperors in being faithful to historical facts by interpreting his hands thinking, thoughts and ultimately his life. The book is designed as a sort of testament of Hadrian's life supposed to help and educate a young man (later Marcus Aurelius) that Hadrian was installed as the future emperor adopted the system of succession to the throne at the time. Hadrian puts into perspective his childhood in Spain, his strong interest in Greek culture, its attraction by the fine arts, his warrior years, finally his ascension to the throne after Emperor and his reign. It draws lessons, as model boasts more valuable than his predecessor Trajan too aggressive militarily.

It's really a beautiful book that reflect both on political and military reforms, his day Rome and its importance in history, Today's sexuality and then. Two aspects

I just watched with a critical eye for reading. First Hadrian suppressed a Jewish revolt in the vicinity of Jerusalem, destroying the city, prohibiting the Jewish access and killing more than 500,000. His rhetoric though it arises as a very human being on this and a little hardness surprising that blends with the rest of the book and it seems so sanctimonious to suggest that there is Yourcenar position by inserting anti-Semitism historical Sartre denounced almost at the same time.

The second point concerns the love life of Hadrian, which claims membership of the literary and intellectual thought but Youth who seems to be the only beauty that counts. Even when he gets older he is attending a youth (especially but not only) after the other man he would have been a memory which torments him until his death, but he died young and the memory of which remains too is based on its beauty and simplicity. Maybe I'm too modern (not postmodern) by claiming the need for a stable long-term, but the model that follows Hadrian here seems so unsuited to be a reflective and as based on superficiality of the body ( that are satisfying and obviously important, but how long is this?) I felt plutôt de la pitié pour lui (et en extension l'auteure) en ce qui concerne ce sujet.


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