Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Death of Hadrian

On This Day in Ancient History - July 10:
In ancient Rome, in A.D. 138, the third of the 5 so-called good emperors, Hadrian, died. The name of Hadrian is familiar for the wall he built and places named for him, with or without the initial "H". Hadrian was followed by Antoninus Pius, who had Hadrian deified. Just as his deification was pushed, so his accession may have been.

Via http://ancienthistory.about.com/b/2012/07/10/on-this-day-in-ancient-history-death-of-hadrian.htm