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  • Hadrian

    1. 1. HADRIAN Roman Emperor 117 - 138
    2. 2. Early LifeFull name is Publius Aelius HadrianusBorn in 76 A.D. to a wealthy Roman familyParents died in 86 A.D. Raised by Trajan and Acilius Attanus
    3. 3. Career Before Emperor Military Tribune
    4. 4. Career Before Emperor Military Tribune Quaestor
    5. 5. Career Before Emperor Military Tribune Quaestor Staff Officer
    6. 6. Career Before Emperor Military Tribune Quaestor Staff Officer Legionary Commander
    7. 7. Career Before Emperor Military Tribune Quaestor Staff Officer Legionary CommanderGovernor or Lower Pannonia
    8. 8. Career Before Emperor Military Tribune Quaestor Staff Officer Legionary CommanderGovernor or Lower Pannonia Consul
    9. 9. Ascension to the ThroneWhen Nerva dies, Trajan becomes emperorTrajan dies in A.D. 117 and leaves a letternominating Hadrian as the next emperor Trajan Nerva
    10. 10. Accomplishments as Emperor
    11. 11. ReformsSlavery Approved of slavery but thought slave owners were too cruel Removed the right to kill slaves Forbid people to force their slaves to be gladiators or prostitutes Abolished slave-labor camps
    12. 12. Hadrian’s TravelsSpent most of his time travelingTraveled broadly to visit as much of his empireas he couldT ried to strengthen the empire from withininstead of through conquestBrought the “Frumentarii” with him
    13. 13. MilitaryWithdrew soldiers from MesopotamiaConsolidated boundaries Euphrates River Hadrian’s WallNever fought a war of aggressionVery few major conflicts
    14. 14. Hadrian’s WallWall built across Britain 80 miles long, 20 feet tallPurpose of the wall is unclear Symbol of power Separate from British
    15. 15. Personal LifeMarried Vibia Sabina Had one son, AntinousClose to Pompeia Plotina Relied on her advice for several years Vibia Sabina
    16. 16. Portrayal in Art & LiteratureGenerally portrayed positivelyHumble, modest, and kindHistoria Augusta Aurelius Victor Eutropius Cassius Dio
    17. 17. DownfallLost the support of the senateDied in 138 A.D.Forced the senate to accept the namesof the next two emperors Antonius Pius Marcus Aurelius
    18. 18. Pictures from Google Images

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