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The Resource Hadrian and the triumph of Rome, Anthony Everitt

Hadrian and the triumph of Rome, Anthony Everitt

Label
Hadrian and the triumph of Rome
Title
Hadrian and the triumph of Rome
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Everitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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. Hadrian was brave and astute--despite his sometimes prickly demeanor--as well as an accomplished huntsman, poet, and student of philosophy. 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. With unprecedented detail, Everitt illuminates Hadrian's private life, including his marriage to Sabina--a loveless, frequently unhappy bond that bore no heirs--and his enduring yet doomed relationship with the true love of his life, Antinous, a beautiful young Bithynian man. Everitt also covers Hadrian's war against the Jews, which planted the seeds of present-day discord in the Middle East. Despite his tremendous legacy--including a virtual marble biography of still-standing structures--Hadrian is considered one of Rome's more enigmatic emperors. But making splendid use of recently discovered archaeological materials and his own exhaustive research, Everitt sheds new light on one of the most important figures of the ancient world."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Everitt, Anthony
Dewey number
937/.07092 B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG295
LC item number
.E84 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hadrian
  • Emperors
  • Rome
Target audience
adult
Label
Hadrian and the triumph of Rome, Anthony Everitt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Invaders from the west -- A dangerous world -- Young hopeful gentleman -- Crisis of empire -- A new dynasty -- On the town -- Fall of the Flavians -- The emperor's son -- "Optimus princeps" -- Beyond the Danube -- The waiting game -- Call of the east -- Mission accomplished -- The affair of the four ex-consuls -- The road to Rome -- The traveler -- Edge of empire -- Last good-byes -- The Bithynian boy -- The isles of Greece -- Home and abroad -- Where have you gone to, my lovely? -- "May his bones rot!" -- No more jokes -- Peace and war
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxix, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400066629
Lccn
2009005683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn290470050
  • (OCoLC)290470050
  • 619208
Label
Hadrian and the triumph of Rome, Anthony Everitt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Invaders from the west -- A dangerous world -- Young hopeful gentleman -- Crisis of empire -- A new dynasty -- On the town -- Fall of the Flavians -- The emperor's son -- "Optimus princeps" -- Beyond the Danube -- The waiting game -- Call of the east -- Mission accomplished -- The affair of the four ex-consuls -- The road to Rome -- The traveler -- Edge of empire -- Last good-byes -- The Bithynian boy -- The isles of Greece -- Home and abroad -- Where have you gone to, my lovely? -- "May his bones rot!" -- No more jokes -- Peace and war
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxix, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400066629
Lccn
2009005683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn290470050
  • (OCoLC)290470050
  • 619208

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