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n. pr. (römischer Kaiser) Adriyen
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The Roman emperor Publius Aelius Traianus Hadrianus
A male given name; a rare variant of Adrian
Latin Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus orig. Publius Aelius Hadrianus born Jan. 24, AD 76, Italica, Baetica? died July 10, 138, Baiae, near Naples Roman emperor (117-38), Trajan's nephew and successor. After years of intrigue, he was adopted and named successor just before Trajan's death. He executed his senatorial opponents, abandoned Trajan's conquests in Armenia and Mesopotamia, and coped with unrest in Mauretania and Parthia. He traveled widely, and many of his accomplishments were related to his visits abroad. He began construction of Hadrian's Wall, and he visited and disciplined troops in Algeria and elsewhere. An admirer of Greek civilization, he completed the temple of Zeus in Athens and created a federation of Greek cities. He launched a building program at Delphi and was initiated into the Eleusinian mysteries. After his young companion Antinoüs drowned in the Nile (130), he grieved openly; he erected statues of the boy throughout the realm, and cults sprang up widely. He named Antoninus Pius his successor, to be followed by Marcus Aurelius
A male given name
{i} (A.D. 76-138, original name Publius Aelius Hadrianus), Emperor of Rome (117-138) who was the adopted son of Trajan
Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall (76-138)
Hadrian's Wall
A fortification of stone and timber built by the Roman Empire across the width of what is now northern England
Hadrian's Villa
Hadrian's country residence, built ( AD 125-34) at Tivoli near Rome. A sumptuous imperial complex with parks and gardens on a grand scale, it included baths, libraries, sculpture gardens, theaters, alfresco dining areas, pavilions, and private suites. The buildings, which covered about 7 sq mi (18 sq km), were reproductions of celebrated structures the emperor had seen in his travels. The uneven terrain made necessary large flights of steps and terraces. Significant portions have survived to modern times
Hadrian's Wall
a stone wall which the Roman emperor Hadrian ordered to be built across the north of England in 122 AD from the east coast to the west, in order to defend Roman Britain from attack by northern tribes such as the Picts. Continuous Roman defensive barrier. Begun by Hadrian in AD 122, the wall guarded the northwestern frontier of the province of Britain from barbarian (particularly Celtic) invaders. It extended 73 mi (118 km) from coast to coast, from Wallsend (Segedunum) to Bowness. It had towers, gates, and forts at regular intervals; a ditch fronted it and an earthwork (the vallum) ran behind it. It was briefly abandoned in favour of the Antonine Wall, but it returned to use until 410. Portions remain visible today
hadrian's wall
an ancient Roman wall built by Hadrian in the 2nd century; marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire in Britain


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    [ 'hA-drE-&n ] (biographical name.) From the Latin Hadrianus, meaning from the Roman harbour Hadria (Adria).

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