Hadrian and the triumph of Rome
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|Prince Rupert Library||937.07092 Ever (Text)||33294002043081||Adult Non-Fiction||Volume hold||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780812978148 (sc.)
- ISBN: 9781400066629
- ISBN: 140006662X
xxix, 392 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
- Edition: Random House trade paperback edition.
- Publisher: New York : Random House, 2009.
- Copyright: ©2009.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Summary, etc.:||"Born in A.D. 76, Hadrian lived through and ruled during a tempestuous era, a time when the Colosseum was opened to the public and Pompeii was buried under a mountain of lava and ash. Acclaimed author Anthony Everitt vividly recounts Hadrian’s thrilling life, in which the emperor brings a century of disorder and costly warfare to a peaceful conclusion while demonstrating how a monarchy can be compatible with good governance. What distinguished Hadrian’s rule, according to Everitt, were two insights that inevitably ensured the empire’s long and prosperous future: He ended Rome’s territorial expansion, which had become strategically and economically untenable, by fortifying her boundaries (the many famed Walls of Hadrian), and he effectively “Hellenized” Rome by anointing Athens the empire’s cultural center, thereby making Greek learning and art vastly more prominent in Roman life."--|
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|Subject:||Hadrian -- Emperor of Rome -- 76-138
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