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The Resource Following Hadrian : a second century journey through the Roman Empire, Elizabeth Speller

Following Hadrian : a second century journey through the Roman Empire, Elizabeth Speller

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Following Hadrian : a second century journey through the Roman Empire
Title
Following Hadrian
Title remainder
a second century journey through the Roman Empire
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Speller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hadrian, the great, but flawed, Roman Emperor, was an inveterate traveler, intellectual, and patron of the arts. He was determined to make his mark on posterity and left an unparalleled legacy of beautiful new cities and buildings throughout his vast empire and, of course, in Rome. Much of his inspiring architecture remains for today's travelers to marvel at, although some has disappeared without trace and is now the stuff of legend." "But Hadrian was also melancholy, volatile, and utterly ruthless. He treated his wife with contempt and devoted himself to a beautiful boy whose sinister death, while they traveled in Egypt, plunged Hadrian into despair; it changed his personality for ever and affected his ability to rule. Within two years, the man who had been one of the most peace-loving of emperors plunged his empire into a terrible, ill-judged, three-year war against Judea." "Classicist Elizabeth Speller tells the story of the most powerful man on earth in the early second century against a background of his travels and intrigues. This was a man who had commissioned a dazzling construction program, from Hadrian's Wall in Britain and the extraordinary Pantheon in Rome, to his 900-room villa at Tivoli, works which represented the central themes of his rule: military domination, religious tolerance, and an extravagant lifestyle. Soundly based on original sources and archaeology, this compelling book throws new light on Hadrian and the Roman Empire of the second century."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Speller, Elizabeth
Dewey number
937/.07/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DG295
LC item number
.S38 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hadrian
  • Emperors
  • Rome
  • Hadrian
  • Hadrian (Römisches Reich, Kaiser)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Emperors
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Biografie
Label
Following Hadrian : a second century journey through the Roman Empire, Elizabeth Speller
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-317) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 7
  • 2
  • A travelling court
  • 43
  • 3
  • The shifting sands
  • 93
  • 4
  • Memnon laments
  • 131
  • Map of Hadrian's Empire
  • 5
  • Cities of gods and ghosts
  • 151
  • 6
  • War
  • 177
  • 7
  • The captured world
  • 209
  • 8
  • vi
  • Writing in stone
  • 247
  • 9
  • Retrospective
  • 265
  • The Roman emperors, 27 BCE-193 CE
  • xvii
  • Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrianus): Timeline
  • xix
  • 1
  • The waiting game
Control code
707923209
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 328 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199771868
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707923209
Label
Following Hadrian : a second century journey through the Roman Empire, Elizabeth Speller
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-317) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 7
  • 2
  • A travelling court
  • 43
  • 3
  • The shifting sands
  • 93
  • 4
  • Memnon laments
  • 131
  • Map of Hadrian's Empire
  • 5
  • Cities of gods and ghosts
  • 151
  • 6
  • War
  • 177
  • 7
  • The captured world
  • 209
  • 8
  • vi
  • Writing in stone
  • 247
  • 9
  • Retrospective
  • 265
  • The Roman emperors, 27 BCE-193 CE
  • xvii
  • Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrianus): Timeline
  • xix
  • 1
  • The waiting game
Control code
707923209
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 328 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199771868
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707923209

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