Literature of antiquity and the Middle Ages - Summary 2019 year

Ban Gu

Ancient stories about the Han U-di - the sovereign Militant - Ancient stories (I-VI centuries)

One day, the predicter foresaw a great fate for the future spouse of the Han Emperor. She really gave birth to a son who became Emperor Ud.
From childhood the boy was distinguished by a clear mind, able to draw his heart. At first he was considered the heir to the concubine Lee's son, but his mother-in-law, the sister of the emperor, appeared on the side of Ud, and soon he was declared successor to the reigning emperor, and at fourteen years he sat on the throne.
Emperor U-di passionately interested in the doctrine of immortality, magic and magic. From all sides, magicians and magicians flocked to the courtyard. He also loved secret travel around the country. More than once this happened in the story: the robbers attacked, then the old man, the owner of the road yard, designed the attack, and only the noble concubine saved the emperor, for which he was awarded the highest reward. The first dignitor of the emperor even had to end with himself in order to deflect U-di from such adventures.
The emperor was very curious and collected rare books, wonderful beasts and other wonders, and court poets chanted it all in verse. Yes, and the Emperor himself was not bent on poetry. He loved and dignified people will be brought to court. True, he executed them for the slightest guilt. Ji An tried to conceive the sovereign, but he did not take advice. Ji Ann died with grief.
Dreaming to extend their days, U-di met with the goddess of the West Sivan, in the gardens of which grew peaches of longevity. In addition, on the advice of the magicians, he held thousands of concubines in the palace, for he believed that the merger with the woman would give immortality.
One day, going around his possessions, the sovereign saw a beautiful woman who gave him his heir in due time and soon died. From the coffin she was flavored with a wonderful fragrance - the concubine was not a terrestrial woman.
But no matter how hard he tried to achieve immortality, in due course he died and was buried. It is said that after his death he visited his concubines and shared a bed with them. For a long time, all sorts of evangelical signs have happened. True, the late emperor became a heavenly man.