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. This title 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 based on original sources and archaeology, the text concentrates on Hadrian the man and the atmosphere of his turbulent times.
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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 145 x 225mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 8 b&w photos
  • 0747270317
  • 9780747270317

About Elizabeth Speller

Elizabeth Speller began a peripatetic life in Oxford, lived in Italy and finally settled in Roman Corinium - Cirencester. She has had a number of jobs from waitress to university teacher, having read Classics and then Ancient History at Cambridge as a mature student. She has written for publications as varied as the Observer, the Big issue and Erotic Review.
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