By Gyula Krúdy
“What you will have enjoyed is still yours.” hence speaks the impossible to resist rogue Sindbad, ironic hero of those marvelous stories, who has seduced and deserted numerous ladies over the process centuries yet by no means misplaced one, for he returns to go to them all—ladies, actresses, housemaids—in his thoughts and goals. From the bustling streets of Budapest to small provincial cities the place not anything ever turns out to alter, this ghostly Lothario encounters his outdated flames anywhere he is going: alongside the banks of the Danube; below home windows the place they as soon as courted; in church buildings and in graveyards, the place Eros and Thanatos tryst. Lies, undesirable habit, and fickleness of all types are forgiven, and love is reaffirmed because the basically factor worthy persevering for, weeping for, and residing for.
The Adventures of Sindbad is the Hungarian grasp Gyula Krúdy’s most famed ebook, an uncanny evocation of the fall of the Hapsburg Empire that's greatly renowned not just in Hungary yet all through japanese Europe.
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Magna Mater was known in classical Greece, where she was associated with the goddess Demeter (both were concerned with agriculture and fertility), but it was not until 204 BC that her cult was ofﬁcially introduced to Rome. The goddess was associated with Mount Ida, near Troy. This connection was important to the Romans because they traced their ancestry back to the Trojan hero Aeneas (and so to his mother, Venus, and to her father, Jupiter). Romulus and Remus, whose origins are controversial but whose story becomes identiﬁed as a singularly Roman myth, rub shoulders with Apollo and the Danaids, ﬁgures appropriated from Greek narratives, and Magna Mater, an exotic import.
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Unlike the monotheistic religions of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, Greek and Roman religion was polytheistic. Mortals could never be certain they had done the right thing. Being completely obedient to and favoured by one god wouldn’t protect a mortal from the wrath of another god. There was no good or evil in Greek and Roman religion, and few mythological characters were wholly bad or wholly good. Nor was there any single religious text, like the Bible or Koran, which laid down for people a moral code to follow.