On this day, July 10th in the year 138 CE, Imperator Publius Aelius Hadrianus died, leaving the principate of the Roman Empire to his second adopted successor, Antoninus Pius. You may recognize the line in Latin above as the final line of Hadrian's epitaph that he wrote himself. What better words to honor him than those from his own divine hand?
It's difficult to know how exactly one should honor Divus Hadrianus, though in years past, I've come up with various hymns and other things that I've shared previously. However, this year I believe I've got something rather special, which I've been very excited about for a while now, and have been keeping a secret until now.Via http://aediculaantinoi.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/the-death-of-hadrian-nec-ut-soles-