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Hadrian's Wall is one of the world's best known legacies of the Roman Empire. It has stood for two thousand years as a moment to its creator, and yet he himself remains an enigmatic figure. Now bestselling author Danny Danziger and Nicholas Purcell reveal the details of the extraordinary life of this mysterious man, and the age in which he lived and ruled. Hadrian was Span ...more
Published December 1st 2006 by Coronet Books
(first published 2005)
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'Hadrian's Empire-When Rome Ruled The World' is a snapshot picture of the socio-political-religious Roman world of the 2nd century CE. Any reader searching for an insightful biography of the Emperor Hadrian himself, will probably not be satisfied. While we hear of the master builder of the Pantheon and the Great Wall of northern Britain, or the 900 room villa at Tivoli, or his travels around his vast empire, his lover Antoninus, as well as the crushing of the Bar Kochba revolt, I found much deta ...more