The Resource Hadrian and the triumph of Rome, Anthony Everitt, (electronic resource)

Hadrian and the triumph of Rome, Anthony Everitt, (electronic resource)

Label
Hadrian and the triumph of Rome
Title
Hadrian and the triumph of Rome
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Everitt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Acclaimed author Anthony Everitt, whose Augustus was praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a narrative of sustained drama and skillful analysis, is the rare writer whose work both informs and enthralls. In Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome-the first major account of the emperor in nearly a century-Everitt presents a compelling, richly researched biography of the man whom he calls arguably the most successful of Rome's rulers. Born in A.D. 76, Hadrian lived through and ruled during a tempestuous era, a time when the Colosseum was opened to the public and Pompeii was buried under a mountain of lava and ash. Everitt vividly recounts Hadrian's thrilling life, in which the emperor brings a century of disorder and costly warfare to a peaceful conclusion while demonstrating how a monarchy can be compatible with good governance. Hadrian was brave and astute-despite his sometimes prickly demeanor-as well as an accomplished huntsman, poet, and student of philosophy. What distinguished Hadrian's rule, according to Everitt, were two insights that inevitably ensured the empire's long and prosperous future: He ended Rome's territorial expansion, which had become strategically and economically untenable, by fortifying her boundaries (the many famed Walls of Hadrian), and he effectively Hellenized Rome by anointing Athens the empire's cultural center, thereby making Greek learning and art vastly more prominent in Roman life. With unprecedented detail, Everitt illuminates Hadrian's private life, including his marriage to Sabina-a loveless, frequently unhappy bond that bore no heirs-and his enduring yet doomed relationship with the true love of his life, Antinous, a beautiful young Bithynian man. Everitt also covers Hadrian's war against the Jews, which planted the seeds of present-day discord in the Middle East. Despite his tremendous legacy-including a virtual marble biography of still-standing structures-Hadrian is considered one of Rome's more enigmatic emperors. But making splendid use of recently discovered archaeological materials and his own exhaustive research, Everitt sheds new light on one of the most important figures of the ancient world
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Everitt, Anthony
Dewey number
937/.07092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG295
LC item number
.E84 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hadrian
  • Hadrian (Römisches Reich, Kaiser)
  • Emperors
  • Rome
Label
Hadrian and the triumph of Rome, Anthony Everitt, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6330324F-3193-405C-99E3-FFA635BC9B8F
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Invaders from the west -- A dangerous world -- Young hopeful gentleman -- Crisis of empire -- A new dynasty -- On the town -- Fall of the Flavians -- The emperor's son -- "Optimus princeps" -- Beyond the Danube -- The waiting game -- Call of the east -- Mission accomplished -- the affair of the four ex-consuls -- The road to Rome -- The traveler -- Edge of empire -- Last good-byes -- The Bithynian boy -- The isles of Greece -- Home and abroad -- Where have you gone to, my lovely? -- "May his bones rot!" -- No more jokes -- Peace and war
Control code
ocn698459862
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 392 p., [16] p. of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588368966
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)698459862
Label
Hadrian and the triumph of Rome, Anthony Everitt, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6330324F-3193-405C-99E3-FFA635BC9B8F
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Invaders from the west -- A dangerous world -- Young hopeful gentleman -- Crisis of empire -- A new dynasty -- On the town -- Fall of the Flavians -- The emperor's son -- "Optimus princeps" -- Beyond the Danube -- The waiting game -- Call of the east -- Mission accomplished -- the affair of the four ex-consuls -- The road to Rome -- The traveler -- Edge of empire -- Last good-byes -- The Bithynian boy -- The isles of Greece -- Home and abroad -- Where have you gone to, my lovely? -- "May his bones rot!" -- No more jokes -- Peace and war
Control code
ocn698459862
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 392 p., [16] p. of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588368966
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)698459862

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