Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome

Product Number: EB00165335
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781588368966
Publisher: Random House
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"A fascinating insight into the mind of the Roman emperor."-Sunday Telegraph (London) 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. By 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.

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Author(s): Anthony Everitt
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 2009

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Author(s): Anthony Everitt
Narrator(s): John Curless
Product Number C6065
Released: Sep 30, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440735578
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Author(s): Anthony Everitt
Narrator(s): John Curless
Product Number Z2428
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781456111175

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