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Book That Mighty Sculptor  Time

Download or read book That Mighty Sculptor Time written by Marguerite Yourcenar and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 1993-05 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This posthumously published collection of essays takes up such diverse subjects as the poet Oppian, Tantrism, the feasts of the Christian year, Durer, the Japanese studies of Ivan Morris, the erotic mysticism of the Gita-Govinda, the eternal spirit of Andalusia, and Bede's Ecclesiastical History. The title esay consider's time's transforming effect on arrt, meditating on the erosion of a statue and the resulting production of a new, sublime work of art.

Book Memoirs of Hadrian

    Book Details:
  • Author : Marguerite Yourcenar
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2005-05-18
  • ISBN : 0374529264
  • Pages : 407 pages

Download or read book Memoirs of Hadrian written by Marguerite Yourcenar and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2005-05-18 with total page 407 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Both an exploration of character and a reflection on the meaning of history, Memoirs of Hadrian has received international acclaim since its first publication in France in 1951. In it, Marguerite Yourcenar reimagines the Emperor Hadrian's arduous boyhood, his triumphs and reversals, and finally, as emperor, his gradual reordering of a war-torn world, writing with the imaginative insight of a great writer of the twentieth century while crafting a prose style as elegant and precise as those of the Latin stylists of Hadrian's own era.

Book Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome

Download or read book Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome written by Anthony Everitt and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-04-01 with total page 550 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born and bred in what is now northern Spain to a family of olive-oil magnates, Hadrian was lucky enough to benefit from the patronage of his maternal cousin, Trajan, who would later become emperor, and who named Hadrian his successor on his death in AD 117. After suppressing the Jewish revolt that had started under Trajan (memorably depicted in Josephus' Jewish War), Hadrian brought years of turbulence to an end. He presided over Rome's expansion to its greatest extent, travelling all over his empire to fortify its borders and, notably, building a wall to demarcate its northern extreme in the island of Britain (as well as another in Germany). Hadrian also 'Hellenized' the cultural life of the empire, and left an extraordinary legacy, yet he remains one of the least-known of Rome's emperors. Using exhaustive research, Anthony Everitt unveils the private life and character of this most successful of emperors, in the most vivid and exciting retelling of his story to date.

Book Following Hadrian

Download or read book Following Hadrian written by Elizabeth Speller and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2004-10-14 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the greatest - and most enigmatic - Roman emperors, Hadrian stabilized the imperial borders, established peace throughout the empire, patronized the arts, and built an architectural legacy that lasts to this day: the great villa at Tivoli, the domed wonder of the Pantheon, and the eponymous wall that stretches across Britain. Yet the story of his reign is also a tale of intrigue, domestic discord, and murder. In Following Hadrian, Elizabeth Speller illuminates the fascinating life of Hadrian, rule of the most powerful empire on earth at the peak of its glory. Speller displays a superb gift for narrative as she traces the intrigue of Hadrian's rise, making brilliant use of her sources and vividly depicting Hadrian's bouts of melancholy, his intellectual passions, his love for a beautiful boy (whose death sent him into a spiral), and the paradox of his general policies of peace and religious tolerance even as he conducted a bitter, three-year war with Judea. Most important, the author captures the emperor as both a builder and an inveterate traveler, guiding readers on a grand tour of the Roman Empire at the moment of its greatest extent and accomplishment.

Book Hadrian

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anthony R Birley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-04-15
  • ISBN : 1135952264
  • Pages : 415 pages

Download or read book Hadrian written by Anthony R Birley and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 415 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hadrian's reign (AD 117-138) was a watershed in the history of the Roman Empire. Hadrian abandoned his predecessor Trajan's eastern conquests - Mesopotamia and Armenia - trimmed down the lands beyond the lower Danube, and constructed new demarcation lines in Germany, North Africa, and most famously Hadrian's Wall in Britain, to delimit the empire. The emperor Hadrian, a strange and baffling figure to his contemporaries, had a many-sided personality. Insatiably ambitious, and a passionate Philhellene, he promoted the 'Greek Renaissance' extravagantly. But his attempt to Hellenize the Jews, including the outlawing of circumcision, had disastrous consequences, and his 'Greek' love of the beautiful Bithynian boy Antinous ended in tragedy. No comprehensive account of Hadrian's life and reign has been attempted for over seventy years. In Hadrian: The Restless Emperor, Anthony Birley brings together the new evidence from inscriptions and papyri, and up-to-date and in-depth examination of the work of other scholars on aspects of Hadrian's reign and policies such as the Jewish war, the coinage, Hadrian's building programme in Rome, Athens and Tivoli, and his relationship with his favourite, Antinous, to provide a thorough and fascinating account of the private and public life of a man who, though hated when he died, left an indelible mark on the Roman Empire.

Book Hadrian

    Book Details:
  • Author : Thorsten Opper
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780674030954
  • Pages : 268 pages

Download or read book Hadrian written by Thorsten Opper and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Hadrian, a Roman emperor, the builder of Hadrian's Wall in the north of England, a restless and ambitious man who was interested in architecture and was passionate about Greece and Greek culture. Is this the common image today of the ruler of one of the greatest powers of the ancient world?" "Published to complement a major exhibition at the British Museum, this wide-ranging book rediscovers Hadrian. The sharp contradictions in his personality are examined, previous concepts are questioned and myths that surround him are exploded." --Book Jacket.

Book Oriental Tales

    Book Details:
  • Author : Marguerite Yourcenar
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 1986-10
  • ISBN : 0374519978
  • Pages : 162 pages

Download or read book Oriental Tales written by Marguerite Yourcenar and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 1986-10 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection includes: How Wand-fo was Saved, Marko's Smile, The Milk of Death, The Last Love of Princess Genji, The Man Who Loved the Nereids, Our Lady of the Swallows, Aphrodissia; the Widow, Kali Beheaded, The End of Marko Kraljevic, The Sadness of Cornelius Berg, and a Postscript by the Author. "From China to Japan, the Balkans to India, Oriental Tales addresses love, conquest, betrayal, murder, religion, and passion in an eloquent and exquisite telling."--Kirkus Reviews.

Book The Abyss

    Book Details:
  • Author : Marguerite Yourcenar
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 1981-08
  • ISBN : 0374516669
  • Pages : 386 pages

Download or read book The Abyss written by Marguerite Yourcenar and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 1981-08 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of the fate of two cousins in sixteenth century northern France. The younger, sixteen-year-old Henry Maximilian, has set out to become a soldier and a poet. The elder, twenty-two-year-old Zeno, has left the seminary to make himself an alchemist-philosopher.

Book Two Lives and a Dream

    Book Details:
  • Author : Marguerite Yourcenar
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1994-11-05
  • ISBN : 9780226965291
  • Pages : 256 pages

Download or read book Two Lives and a Dream written by Marguerite Yourcenar and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1994-11-05 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set in Rembrandt's Amsterdam, "An Obscure Man" is the story of Nathanaël—innocent, open to experience—born like Everyman upon the stream of life. In "A Lovely Morning," Nathanaël's young son joins a touring company of Jacobean actors. "Anna, soror . . . ," the final tale, is an account of illicit passion in the baroque world of Naples. "An Obscure Man swarms with life. This intricately researched, imaginative, beautifully written tale of a young man's brief life in the mid-17th century is entirely engrossing."—Leona Weiss, San Francisco Chronicle "In these three stories, [Yourcenar] succeeds in making the essences of these past lives a part of the reader's future through the sheer intensity of their portrayal."—Margaret Ezell, Houston Chronicle

Book Marguerite Yourcenar

Download or read book Marguerite Yourcenar written by Josyane Savigneau and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1993-10 with total page 578 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the most respected writers in the French language and best known as the author of Memoirs of Hadrian and The Abyss, Yourcenar received countless literary honors and became the first woman to be elected to the Academie Francaise. An uncompromising and intimate portrait. 50 halftones.

Book Fires

    Book Details:
  • Author : Marguerite Yourcenar
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1994-11-05
  • ISBN : 0226965287
  • Pages : 154 pages

Download or read book Fires written by Marguerite Yourcenar and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1994-11-05 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fires consists of nine monologues and narratives based on classical Greek stories. Antigone, Clytemnestra, Phaedo, Sappho are all mythical figures whose stories are mingled with contemporary themes. Interspersed are highly personal narratives, reflecting on a time of profound inner crisis in the author's life. "The unwritten novel among the fantasies and aphorisms of Fires is a classic tale."—Stephen Koch, New York Times Book Review

Book THE HADRIAN ENIGMA A Forbidden History

Download or read book THE HADRIAN ENIGMA A Forbidden History written by George Gardiner and published by George Gardiner. This book was released on 2009-12-22 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: LUST. LOVE. REVENGE. COMING-OUT. An emperor's search for love destroys the very person he most adores. Crime/mystery/romance historical fiction based upon real events and characters of pagan Rome. Set two centuries before Rome's recognition of Christians, it is an era of intrigue, torrid relations, raging ambition, wild sensuality, & unconventional love. Caesar Hadrian's 'favorite' is found one dawn beneath the waters of the River Nile. Is it a prank gone wrong, a suicide, murder, or something far more sinister? Barrister & historian, Suetonius Tranquillus, & his upmarket courtesan companion Surisca are allowed two days to uncover the truth on pain of penalty. They discover more than they bargained for ...

Book Coup de Grace

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  • Author : Marguerite Yourcenar
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 1957
  • ISBN : 0374516316
  • Pages : 168 pages

Download or read book Coup de Grace written by Marguerite Yourcenar and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 1957 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book  We Met in Paris

Download or read book We Met in Paris written by Joan E Howard and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2018-05-31 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grace Frick introduced English-language readers all over the world to the distinguished French author Marguerite Yourcenar with her award-winning translation of Yourcenar’s novel Memoirs of Hadrian in 1954. European biographies of Yourcenar have often disparaged Frick and her relationship with Yourcenar, however. This work shows Frick as a person of substance in her own right, and paints a portrait of both women that is at once intimate and scrupulously documented. It contains a great deal of new information that will disrupt long-held beliefs about Yourcenar and may even shock some of her scholars and fans.

Book Hadrian s Villa and Its Legacy

Download or read book Hadrian s Villa and Its Legacy written by William Lloyd MacDonald and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The great Villa constructed by the Emperor Hadrian near Tivoli between A.D. 118 and the 130s is one of the most original monuments in the history of architecture and art. The inspiration for major developments in villa and landscape design from the Renaissance onward, it also influenced such eminent twentieth-century architects as Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn. In this beautiful book, two distinguished architectural historians describe and interpret the Villa as it existed in Roman times and track its extraordinary effect on architects and artists up to the present day. William L. MacDonald and John A. Pinto begin by evaluating the numerous buildings composing the complex, and then describe the art, decorated surfaces, gardens, waterworks, and life at the Villa. The authors then turn to the ways the Villa influenced writers, artists, architects, and landscape designers from the fifteenth century to the present. They discuss, for example, Piranesi's archaeological, architectural, and graphic Villa studies in the eighteenth century; connections between Hadrian's Villa and the English landscape garden; the array of European verbal and artistic depictions of the Villa; and architectural studies of the Villa by twentieth-century Americans.

Book War at the Edge of the World

Download or read book War at the Edge of the World written by Ian James Ross and published by Abrams. This book was released on 2016-06-07 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Roman centurion sent to the empire’s distant northern edge encounters treachery beyond Hadrian’s Wall in this historical epic series debut. Roman Britain, Fourth Century AD. Once a soldier in an elite legion from the Danube, newly promoted centurion Aurelius Castus now finds himself stuck in the provincial backwater of Britannia. Just beyond Hadrian’s Wall are a savage people allied with Rome known as the Picts. When their king dies under mysterious circumstances, an envoy must be sent to negotiate with their new leader. And Castus is selected to command the envoy’s bodyguard. What starts as a simple diplomatic mission ends in bloody tragedy. As Castus and his men fight for their lives, the legionnaire discovers that nothing about his doomed mission was ever what it seemed. The first book in Ian James Ross’s Twilight of Empire series, War at the Edge of the World is an exciting debut from an author as gifted at telling a story as he is at bringing the Late Roman Empire to life.

Book I  Claudius

    Book Details:
  • Author : Robert Graves
  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Release : 2014-03-06
  • ISBN : 0795336799
  • Pages : 606 pages

Download or read book I Claudius written by Robert Graves and published by Rosetta Books. This book was released on 2014-03-06 with total page 606 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “One of the really remarkable books of our day”—the story of the Roman emperor on which the award-winning BBC TV series was based (The New York Times). Once a rather bookish young man with a limp and a stammer, a man who spent most of his time trying to stay away from the danger and risk of the line of ascension, Claudius seemed an unlikely candidate for emperor. Yet, on the death of Caligula, Claudius finds himself next in line for the throne, and must stay alive as well as keep control. Drawing on the histories of Plutarch, Suetonius, and Tacitus, noted historian and classicist Robert Graves tells the story of the much-maligned Emperor Claudius with both skill and compassion. Weaving important themes throughout about the nature of freedom and safety possible in a monarchy, Graves’s Claudius is both more effective and more tragic than history typically remembers him. A bestselling novel and one of Graves’ most successful, I, Claudius has been adapted to television, film, theatre, and audio. “[A] legendary tale of Claudius . . . [A] gem of modern literature.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)