Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Hadrian
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A. Historical dimension

(Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus; Greek Ἁδριανός/Hadrianós)

A. Historical dimension

With his high regard for Greek culture, the Emperor Hadrian, born Publius Aelius H. (AD 76–138, reigned from August AD 117), may be seen as the ideal embodiment of a Philhellenic Roman emperor, whose cultural tastes and aesthetic interests were typical of the Roman imperial period. His enthusiasm for Greece was reflected in the intensive building work he initiated in Athens (euergesía), includin…

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Joeres, Yvonne, “Hadrian”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_COM_004635>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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