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Ce livre est los angeles relation d’un parcours – celui de Benny Lévy – à travers los angeles voix de sa femme Léo, un itinéraire où les exigences de l. a. pensée et les gestes quotidiens s’ajustent au plus près, alliant à l’extrême rigueur un généreux amour de los angeles vie.«Dans l. a. lumière sans complaisance des matins de Jérusalem, trois stations : los angeles maison, l. a. maison de prière, l. a. maison d’étude. Le soir, une fois par semaine, détour par le lieu d’enseignement où un public bariolé, passionné, vient écouter le petit homme en noir. Simplicité des rythmes, transparence des jours, soi rassemblé. À Jérusalem, aucun mystère, pas de recoins obscurs grouillant de projections fantasmatiques. Mais ailleurs ? En d’autres temps ?Le chef révolutionnaire sans nom, à l’existence unbelievable, en tout cas invisible, pouvait-il vraiment du chaos des faits et des discours faire émerger une imaginative and prescient et une visée claires ?Il eut des maîtres. Côté philosophie, il se réfère à Sartre, Althusser et Lévinas. Côté sagesse d’Israël, il a été enseigné par un cabaliste ashkénaze, un rav français d’origine marocaine, un Yérouchalmi d’ascendance lituanienne.Enfin, au cœur de l’énigme, quel lien entre ce tout jeune Juif arrivé d’Égypte, pathétique et ardent, en quête acharnée d’assimilation, et l. a. fille du faubourg Saint-Antoine, placide, rigolote par parti pris, qui portait encore vivaces les lines des villes juives de Pologne ? Étrange rencontre. Plus étrange encore, l. a. constance malgré les turbulences.

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71 In any case, however much he may have adhered, physically and sentimentally, to the tradition of his father’s family, the dominant influence on Nero’s life was his mother. 72 But she was less successful in focussing his affections exclusively on herself. 73 Yet when his aunt died in 59 Nero suppressed her will, thus 30 THE MAKING OF A PRINCEPS finishing his father’s financial feud with her. 74 With his younger aunt, Domitia Lepida, Agrippina also quarrelled. Lepida had been a favourite with her husband and continued to indulge the nephew she had looked after as an infant.

18 The emphasis in Nero’s accession speech on trials within the palace shows his concern with a particularly offensive type of Claudian jurisdiction. 19 What Nero was forswearing in his speech were the dreaded political trials of prominent men that Tacitus describes as taking place ‘behind closed doors (intra cubiculum), without access to the Senate’. These were cases in which a charge of treason (maiestas) figured and which senators believed should either have been dismissed, or heard in the Senate.

But after his mother’s death in 59 Seneca and Burrus could only effect compromises. 31 Then he sang and performed on the cithara at private games which had a link with Roman tradition in that they were intended to celebrate the shaving of his first beard, an important event in the young Roman’s life. At these games, called the Juvenalia, a gymnastic show and a sacrifice accompanied the shaving of the beard, which was then dedicated in its gold and pearl box in the temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline.

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