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Hadrian : the restless emperor

Author: Anthony Birley
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 1997.
Series: Roman imperial biographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Hadrian, Anthony R. Birley brilliantly uses new evidence to chronicle the fascinating life of a man who, while broken and hated at his death, nevertheless left an indelible stamp on the Roman Empire. Birley shows how Hadrian brazenly abandoned his predecessor Trajan's eastern conquests, constructed new demarcation lines in Germany, North Africa, and most famously Hadrian's Wall in Britain, to limit the expansion  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Hadrian, Emperor of Rome; Hadrien, empereur romain; Hadrian, Emperor of Rome; Hadrien, (empereur romain ;; Kaiser) Hadrian (Römisches Reich; Hadrian, Emperor of Rome
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Birley
ISBN: 041516544X 9780415165440 0415228123 9780415228121
OCLC Number: 36024001
Description: xvii, 399 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: A childhood in Flavian Rome --
The old dominion --
Military tribune --
Principatus et libertas --
The young general --
Archon at Athens --
The Parthian war --
A new ruler --
Return to Rome --
To the German frontier --
Hadran's wall --
A new Augustus --
Return to the east --
A summer in Asia --
A year in Greece --
Pater patriae --
Africa --
Hadrianus Olympius --
Death in the Nile --
Athens and Jerusalem --
The bitter end.
Series Title: Roman imperial biographies.
Responsibility: Anthony R. Birley.
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This biography draws together inscriptional and literary evidence, as well as academic research, in order to examine the reign and politics of the emperor Hadrian. In examining both his private and  Read more...

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