Wednesday, January 05, 2005


Publius Aclius Hadrianus born Jan 24th 76 AD. Like Trajan, Hadrian was also born at Italica in Spain. When Hadrian was but ten years old. His father died and he became a ward of Trajan. After receiving an excellent classical education at Rome, Hadrian entered public service, serving as a legionary commander and ultimately rising to govern Syria from 113 AD. Of equal significance in ca. 100 AD, he married Pltotina.

When Trajan died in 117 AD. The troops in Antioch proclaimed him as emperor and the Senate easily confirmed him into the position of Augustus. Hadrian died of a lingering illness on July 10th 138 AD, after a reign of 20 years and 11 months.


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