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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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Some subjects addressed include information conversations between senators in the Late Roman Republic, the Hadrianic Chancellery, and incitement to violence in Late Republican political oratory.
Meanwhile, the continuing excavations for Rome's much-needed third metro line keep turning up amazing finds--a bronze-age settlement from millennia before the legendary founding of Rome in 753 BC, marble-lined lecture halls built in the 2nd century AD, a Hadrianic military barracks complete with mosaics, an imperial-era farm with peach orchard and irrigation reservoir, and a fabulously preserved stretch of Rome's oldest aqueduct, the 4th century BC Aqua Appia.
Bull, "A Preliminary Excavation of an Hadrianic Temple at Tell er Ras on Mount Gerizim," AJA 71 (1967): 387-93 (esp.
Hertz informs us that during the Hadrianic persecutions, one of the grave counts against Rabbi Eleazar ben Parta was that he had freed his slaves.
In another much-quoted extract from a rhetorical exercise of the Hadrianic period, Heracles argues with the dadouchos as follows: (39) [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Lock up Eleusis and the sacred fire, dadouchos.
Experts believe the sarcophagus, engraved with a central panel of the Three Graces, could be Hadrianic, for the reign of Emperor Hadrian from 117-138AD was known for its rapid architectural and sculptural development.
For the argument that this particular content is conservatively Hadrianic, contra Boswell, see Richlin 1993:558 n.
Pontus, initially attached to Galatia, eventually became part of the Flavian Galatia-Cappadocia complex and later the Hadrianic Cappadocia, whose eastern and northeastern borders lasted into the 3rd century.
That development did not occur, however, until the Hadrianic period nearly half-a-century later.
You can visit the on-site museum to see artists' impressions of what it would have looked like in all its glory, but nothing can prepare you for the sheer scale of the Severan Basilica or the forum or the sprawling Hadrianic Baths.
For the Hadrianic ceilings, see Lehmann, "The Dome of Heaven," 3, 6-7; figs.