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Hadrian

Hadrian

Hadrian was Roman emperor from 117 to 138. He rebuilt the Pantheon and constructed the Temple of Venus and Roma. He is also known for building Hadrian's Wall, which marked the northern limit of Britannia. Hadrian was regarded by some as a humanist and was philhellene in most of his tastes. He is regarded as one of the Five Good Emperors. Hadrian was born Publius Aelius Hadrianus into a Romanized family from Hispania of partial known Italian ancestry. Although Italica near Santiponce is often considered his birthplace, his place of birth remains uncertain, though it is known that his family has centuries-old roots in Hispania. His predecessor Trajan was a maternal cousin of Hadrian's fa ... more on Wikipedia

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