The true birthplace is that wherein for the first time one looks intelligently upon oneself; my first homelands have been books.
At the end of his life Emperor Hadrian writes a letter to his adopted nephew, Marcus Aurelius, future Emperor, and indulges in memories.
Book InfoTitle: Memoirs of Hadrian
Author: Marguerite Yourcenar, born Marguerite de Crayencour
Original title: Mèmoires d’Hadrien, suivi de Carnets de notes de Mèmoires d’Hadrien
Italian title: Memorie di Adriano
Publication date: 1951
Italian translation: Lidia Storoni Mazzolani
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