Following Hadrian

Following Hadrian : A Second-century Journey Through the Roman Empire

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Hadrian, the great but flawed Roman Emperor, was a traveller, intellectual and patron of the arts. But he was also melancholy, volatile and involved with at least one sinister death which affected his personality and ability to rule. Elizabeth Speller tells the story of the most powerful man on earth in the second century against a background of his travels and intrigues, and the landscape and architecture of the time, much of which remains for today's travellers to marvel at. Although soundly based on original sources and archaeology, the book concentrates on Hadrian the man and the atmosphere of his turbulent more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 22mm | 266g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 b&w photos
  • 074726662X
  • 9780747266624

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'She excels in expressing her subject's chief success: marrying the ways of Greece with those of Rome' -- The Times 20030503show more

About Elizabeth Speller

Elizabeth Speller began a peripatetic life in Oxford, lived in Italy and finally settled in Roman Corinium - Cirencester. She read Classics and then Ancient History at Cambridge as a mature student, and later taught at university. She has written for publications as varied as the Observer, the Big Issue and Erotic more

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