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The Emperor Hadrian

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'He was in the same person, austere and genial, dignified and playful, dilatory and quick to act, niggardly and generous, deceitful and straightforward, cruel and merciful, and always in all things changeable.' Historia Augusta 14.11

For almost twenty-one years, from AD 117 to 138, Publius Aelius Hadrianus ruled one of the mightiest empires the world has ever seen - a terri
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published 2008 by British Museum Press
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Closing down sales of bookshops are always interesting occasions. You wander in, carefree and whistling, then come out perhaps with The Complete Guide to Alternative Home Building Materials Methods or with this richly illustrated guide to accompany a British Museum exhibition about the emperor Hadrian that you have never seen, or both (view spoiler). Or maybe that's just me.

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Thorsten Opper is a curator in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum. He has published work on ancient sculpture and eighteenth-century antiquarianism.
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