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Ha·dri·an

 (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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Hadrian

(ˈheɪdrɪən) or

Adrian

n
(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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Ha•dri•an

(ˈheɪ dri ən)

n.
(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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Hadrian

[ˈheɪdrɪən] NAdriano
Hadrian's Wallla Muralla de Adriano
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Hadrian

n Hadrian’s WallHadrianswall m
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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.
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Building started around AD 122 when the Emperor Hadrian visited the North of England to identify potential sites.
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SPANNING the spectacular landscapes of northern England and almost 2,000 years of history, Hadrian's Wall is an epic UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The temple was found near Hadrian's Wall, a defensive fortification built by the Romans in Britain, and is part of a larger settlement that developed around the wall.