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 (hā′drē-ən) Originally Publius Aelius Hadrianus. ad 76-138.
Emperor of Rome (117-138) who sought to end distinctions between Rome and the Roman provinces. During his visit to Britain (122), he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall.


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(Biography) Latin name Publius Aelius Hadrianus. 76–138 ad, Roman emperor (117–138); adopted son and successor of Trajan. He travelled throughout the Roman Empire, strengthening its frontiers and encouraging learning and architecture, and in Rome he reorganized the army and codified Roman law


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(Publius Aelius Hadrianus) A.D. 76–138, Roman emperor 117–138.
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Noun1.Hadrian - Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of TrajanHadrian - Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall (76-138)


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The emperor Hadrian had for a tomb a castle as large as a good-sized village, which they called the Moles Adriani, and is now the castle of St.
This curious work dates in its present form from the lifetime or shortly after the death of Hadrian, but seems to be based in part on an earlier version by the sophist Alcidamas (c.
Then, Mr Wegg, in a dry unflinching way, entered on his task; going straight across country at everything that came before him; taking all the hard words, biographical and geographical; getting rather shaken by Hadrian, Trajan, and the Antonines; stumbling at Polybius (pronounced Polly Beeious, and supposed by Mr Boffin to be a Roman virgin, and by Mrs Boffin to be responsible for that necessity of dropping it); heavily unseated by Titus Antoninus Pius; up again and galloping smoothly with Augustus; finally, getting over the ground well with Commodus: who, under the appellation of Commodious, was held by Mr Boffin to have been quite unworthy of his English origin, and 'not to have acted up to his name' in his government of the Roman people.
org/en/list/430) World Heritage Site in 1987 and was built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in 122 AD and was 118 kilometers, approximately 73 miles, long.
Historians, archaeologists, and biblical scholars investigate the extent to which the reign of Roman emperor Hadrian in 76-138 allowed Christianity to gain a more relevant and influential position in the Greco-Roman world.
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Many historians believe that Hadrian was the [1] -- under whom the Roman Empire reached its greatest strength.
The busts and full-length figures which embellish so beautifully this excellent book (which accompanies the current exhibition featuring Hadrian at the British Museum) show us a benign face of the emperor - which is almost complacent, a face which can view the follies of mankind with a benign tolerance.
The programme is a curtain-raiser to the exhibition on the Life of Hadrian opening at the British Museum on July 24.