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    DescriptionBorn in A.D. 76, Hadrian lived through and ruled during a tempestuous era, a time when the Colosseum was opened to the public and Pompeii was buried under a mountain of lava and ash. Acclaimed author Anthony Everitt vividly recounts Hadrian's thrilling life, in which the emperor brings a century of disorder and costly warfare to a peaceful conclusion while demonstrating how a monarchy can be compatible with good governance. What distinguished Hadrian's rule, according to Everitt, were two insights that inevitably ensured the empire's long and prosperous future: He ended Rome's territorial expansion, which had become strategically and economically untenable, by fortifying her boundaries (the many famed Walls of Hadrian), and he effectively "Hellenized" Rome by anointing Athens the empire's cultural center, thereby making Greek learning and art vastly more prominent in Roman life. By making splendid use of recently discovered archaeological materials and his own exhaustive research, Everitt sheds new light on one of the most important figures of the ancient world.


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    Title
    Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anthony Everitt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812978148
    ISBN 10: 0812978145
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, BIO010000, HIS002000, BIO006000
    DC21: 937.07092
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 937/.07092
    LC classification: DG295 .E84 2010
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    16-PP PHOTO SECTION; 2 MAPS
    Publisher
    Random House Trade
    Imprint name
    Random House Trade
    Publication date
    14 September 2010
    Author Information
    Anthony Everitt, visiting professor in the visual and performing arts at Nottingham Trent University, has written extensively on European culture, and is the author of Cicero and Augustus. He has served as secretary general of the Arts Council of Great Britain. Everitt lives near Colchester, England's first recorded town, founded by the Romans.
    Review quote
    "Excellent . . . highly recommended . . . a skillfully analyzed and well-researched narrative." --"Library Journal " "One gets a clear and compelling sense of Hadrian's times." --"The New Yorker " "[A] skillful portrait . . . The author of biographies of Augustus and Cicero, British scholar Everitt now combines academic expertise with lively prose in a satisfying account of the emperor." --"Publishers Weekly "