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  Hadrian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hadrian was the third of the "Five Good Emperors", although according to Elizabeth Speller he was the first emperor whose assessment moved beyond the stereotype of good and bad emperors.
Hadrian was born in Rome and was the son of Publius Aelius Hadrianus Afer, a cousin of Trajan, from Italica in Hispania Baetica.
Hadrian was active in the wars against the Dacians (as legate of the V Macedonica) and reputedly won awards from Trajan for his successes.
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 Hadrian - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Hadrian was born in Italica, Baetica (originally Hispania Ulterior), to a well-established settler family which had originated in Picenum in Italy.
Hadrian enlisted in the army sometime in the reign of Domitian.
Above all Hadrian patronized the arts: Hadrian's Villa at Tibur (Tivoli) was the greatest Roman example of an Alexandrian garden, recreating a sacred landscape, lost now in large part to the despoliation of the ruins by the Cardinal d'Este who had much of the marble removed to build his gardens.
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 Hadrian's Wall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hadrian's Wall extended due west from Wallsend on the River Tyne to the shore of the Solway Firth.
Hadrian was experiencing military difficulties not just in Britain, but from the peoples of various conquered lands across the Empire, including Egypt, Judea, Libya, Mauretania, and many of the peoples conquered by his predecessor Trajan, so he was keen to impose order.
Hadrian's Wall was featured extensively in the movie King Arthur (which depicted the story of the people the Arthurian legends were supposedly based on).
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 Hadrian and Antinous, a Gay Biography
Hadrian’s reign was marked by a distinct will to preserve the ‘Roman Peace’ and renunciation of further conquests, though towards the end of it he was forced to lead a disastrous war caused by a revolt in the province of Judaea, afterwards Palestine.
Hadrian insisted on the deification of Antinous, though he had to know that the bestowal of such a distinction, usually reserved for deceased emperors and their family, on an obscure foreigner would not be appreciated in Rome.
Hadrian entrusted his new-founded Privy Council with the codification of the law, and after a decade of work the whole extent of the valid law was available in written form, and the right of adding changes and new laws restricted to the Senate and the Emperor.
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Hadrian's reign was marked by the flourishing of the neo-Greek manner in art, one of whose most frequent themes was the AntinoĆ¼s type of male beauty, echoed in coins and statues that are in display in museums today...
Hadrian was an educated ruler and a patron of the arts.
The father of Hadrian was Aelius Hadrianus, surnamed Afer, a cousin of the Emperor Trajan; his mother was Domitia Paulina, a native of Cadiz; his sister was Paulina, the wife of Servianus, his wife was Sabina, and his great-grandfather's grandfather was Marullinus, the first of his family to be a Roman senator...
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 Hadrian and Antinous
Although by 117, Hadrian had been given control of the armies of the east and it had been rumored for many years the he was to be officially adopted by Trajan as heir, no papers where ever produced to the effect until the time of Trajan's death.
Hadrian was, throughout most of his life, known as a military man. He, like many other young Romans, joined the army when he was a teenager and went to train in Italica.
Hadrian was a man who took much pleasure in art, his villa was filled with pieces collected on his travels, and would surely have been pleased by the appearance of Antinous, who even in life is said must have resembled the statues of beauty that he is still known for.
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 JewishEncyclopedia.com - HADRIAN:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hananiah was on friendly terms with him, and that Hadrian intended to rebuild the Temple at Jerusalem (Gen. R.
Hadrian, who had a gentle disposition, was lauded throughout the great empire as a benefactor; he indeed so proved himself on his many journeys.
After this the Jews did not hold Hadrian's memory in high honor; the Talmud and Midrash follow his name with the curse "Crush his bones." His reign is called the time of persecution and danger, and the blood of many martyrs is charged to his account.
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 Spartianus: Life of Hadrian
Hadrian was born on the ninth day before the Kalends of February in the seventh consulship of Vespasian and the fifth of Titus.
Hadrian's memory was vast and his ability was unlimited; for instance, he personally dictated his speeches and gave opinions on all questions.
Hadrian then determined to adopt Ceionius Commodus, son-in-law of Nigrinus, the former conspirator, and this in spite of the fact that his sole recommendation was his beauty.
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 Hadrian Encyclopedia Article @ BareHands.com (Bare Hands)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hadrian's anti-Jewish persecutions in Judea led to the massive Jewish uprising (132-135) led by Bar Kokhba and Rabbi Akiva.
It is more than possible that Hadrian visited Claudiopolis and there espied the beautiful Antinous, a young boy who was destined to become the emperor's eromenos - his pederastic beloved.
Also completed by then was Hadrian's villa nearby at Tibur - a pleasant retreat by the Sabine Hills for whenever Rome became too much for him.
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 Hadrian's Wall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hadrian's Wall was a stone and turf fortification, built by the Romans across the width of Great Britain to prevent military raids by the Pictish tribes of Scotland to the north.
Hadrian's Wall ran for 120 km, virtually due west, from Wallsend on the River Tyne to the shore of the Solway Firth.
Hadrian's Wall was built following a visit by Roman emperor Hadrian.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Publius Aelius Hadrian
A conspiracy formed against Hadrian's life by distinguished officers during one of his campaigns in Mœsia was suppressed by the senators, and the four ringleaders were executed without the emperor's knowledge.
In the provinces of Asia Hadrian encouraged and aided the construction of aqueducts, bridges, roads, and temples, and the restoration of ruined cities.
According to Hadrian's wishes, the Christians were to be punished only for such offences as came under the common law.
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The path of Hadrian's Wall was originally traced by a series of forts stretching from Carlisle in the West to Corbridge in the east, a line now called the Stanegate Frontier.
Hadrian conceived of the wall as a means of stabilizing northern Britannia, which had been a hotbed of rebellion and unrest for decades.
Hadrian decided to enforce the old Roman policy of "divide and rule." His wall would split the Brigantes from the Selgovae and hopefully overawe and pacify the troublesome tribes.
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Hadrian was born January 24, 76, either in Italica, near Seville, or in Rome.
Hadrian spent the closing years of his life partly in Rome and partly at his palatial villa at Tibur (modern Tivoli).
Hadrian's villa was actually an entire town, with magnificent buildings recalling the best he had seen in his travels, and including some of the finest statuary of ancient times.
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 imperatores   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 101 Hadrian was quaestor and in 102 served as Trajan's companion in the Emperor's first war in Dacia on the Danube.
Hadrian's tenure is a portent of the philhellenism that characterized his reign, and it suggests that in a time of political inactivity Hadrian devoted himself to the nation and culture of his beloved Greeks.
Hadrian's visit to Athens in 131-132 and his residence at Rome until the summer of 134 suggest a reluctance to deal personally with the disturbance in Judaea.
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 Hadrian's Athens
Athens in particular was favoured by the emperors and with Hadrian it enjoyed a period of expansion.
It was repaired by the Roman eparchus Herculius in A.D. 412 and in the 5th century an early Christian church was built in the centre of the courtyard.
During the reign of Hadrian the court was paved with slabs.
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 Sample Chapter for Boatwright, M.T.: Hadrian and the Cities of the Roman Empire.
Although Hadrian's benefaction to a city was typically mediated or "brokered" by a member or members of the municipal elite, as documented in various cases treated in this book, the city benefited as a whole, celebrated the benefaction as a whole, and was reaffirmed as a whole.
The evidence for Hadrian's personality, as biased as some of it may be, indicates that the number and variety of Hadrian's benefactions were due to Hadrian himself, their geographical spread was intentional, and their nuances were deliberate.
Hadrian's attention to the cities of the empire significantly influenced this generally positive effect, and the wealth of evidence amply repays close inquiry.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR hadrian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hadrian was the central figure of these "five good emperors," the one most responsible for changing the character and nature of the empire.
Hadrian always disclaimed responsibilty but his relations with the senate were irrevocably damaged, never really to improve until his death, when the senate hoped to have posthumous revenge.
She presents a Hadrian as he might have been, and, although she commands a wide range of source material, the reader must always be alert to the fact that this Hadrian is not necessarily the historical Hadrian.
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 Hadrian's Wall History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When the Roman Emperor Hadrian visited Britain in 122 A.D he recognised the difficulties in establishing control in Caledonia and saw that it would be impossible to introduce the Picts to the Roman way of life.
Hadrian's Wall was eighty miles long, six metres high, three metres wide and built of stone, (though the Cumbrian sections were originally built of turf).
Hadrian's Wall was occupied for almost three centuries and at the height of its importance had been the home to thousands of men, women and children.
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 Hadrian's Wall & Forts Northumberland Northumbria England UK GB (page 102)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was in AD 122 that the Emperor Hadrian ordered the building of a wall across the country from the Tyne to the Solway to separate the land of the Britons from the land of the Picts.
Hadrian's Cycleway is a new cycle route being created to pass through the entire length of Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site corridor which stretches from the mouth of the River Tyne to the west coast of Cumbria.
The remainder of the Hadrian's Cycleway from Haltwhistle to Carlisle and the Cumbrian coast is not due to open until 2004.
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 Hadrian's Wall - Home
Hadrian’s Wall is an RPI MUD which engulfs the social and political characteristics between native Briton and Roman citizen following Claudius’ invasion in AD43.
The construction of Hadrian’s Wall, although much believed to act as a blockade between north and south England, was not as simple as that and instead, the Romans, through the use of larger military forts and milecastles, could carefully limit the trade between either side, placing taxes on goods where they thought necessary.
The wall stretched from the eastern coast of England, to the west and to the north were generally hostile tribes, the Caledonian’s being the most prominent, their people’s intent on harassing the soldiers of Rome.
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 Bible Study - Emperor Hadrian
Hadrian was born on January 24, 76 A.D. as the New Testament record (see New Testament Fact File) of the The Bible was nearing a close.
Hadrian was born in Spain as Publius Aelius Hadrianus.
Though very Roman, Hadrian had a love of Greek ways, which may be the reason that he was the first Roman emperor to be shown with a beard, as pictured on the actual Roman coin of Hadrian above.
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 Hadrian (76 AD to 138 AD)
In 96 AD Hadrian held his first public office as a tribune of Macedonia.Following his Tribuneship,Hadrian served in Trajan's Dacian wars between 101 AD and 106 AD.Also,Hadrian was made Quaestor by Trajan in 101 AD and later Quaestor in 106 AD.
Hadrian was elected to his first consolship in 106 AD and later again in 118 AD.In 114 AD Hadrian was made govenor of Syria where he became disliked due to the fact that he was accused of executing four senators which he denied by saying that the senate ordered the executions,not him.
Trajan died in 117 AD and Hadrian immediately suceeded to the throne of emperor.
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We are told by legendary and unverified records, which have been preserved in Greek and Latin, that Hadrian was an officer in the bodyguard of Emperor Galerius.
The remains of St. Hadrian were later laid in the church erected under his name and patronage on the Roman forum, which church (S. Adriano al Foro) is standing at the present day.
The feast of the translation, which, in the Roman Church is the principal feast of this martyr and of his companions, is celebrated on 8 September.
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 Hadrian, Roman emperor. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Hadrian distinguished himself as a commander (especially in Dacia) and as an administrator.
He built the Arch of Hadrian in Athens, and in Rome he rebuilt the Pantheon, added to the Roman Forum, and erected a mausoleum (now Castel Sant’Angelo).
He patronized artists, and his regard for the young Antinoüs was imperishably recorded by sculptors and architects.
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