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By James Morwood

ISBN-10: 1849668868

ISBN-13: 9781849668866

The Roman emperor Hadrian, who lived from seventy six to 138 advert was once a highly influential determine whose architectural legacy is clear even at the present time. although, he used to be additionally contradictory and mysterious: he was once a Spaniard who grew to become emperor at Rome; he used to be a well-liked, profitable soldier who aimed to be a guy of peace. He dabbled in black magic, and he courted scandal: in addition to his bitterly unsatisfied marriage, he had a really public love affair with Greek boy, who died in mysterious situations surrounded by means of rumours of human sacrifice.This identify explores those contradictions and complexities, and items jointly the image of a guy, his lifestyles, occasions and effect. It offers a rounded photo written in a full of life and obtainable style.
Looking intimately at key topics and themes of Hadrian's existence, the identify explores his Spanish historical past, his army provider and tasks of peace, his architectural legacy comparable to the Pantheon, his villa at Tivoli, his love of Athens and Athenian tradition, his courting with Antinous, and the way he handled Christians and Jews. as well as this, the name covers social elements of lifestyles within the Roman empire within the moment century: slavery, Roman baths and hygiene, the general public spectacles of circus races, gladiatorial fights and animal hunts.

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