"Plotinopolis, Hadrianopolis, Antinoopolis"

Yourcenar's Hadrian here refers to cities which he has either founded or developed. Plotinopolis, named in honour of Trajan's Empress, Pompeia Plotina, is in Greek Thrace; there were several cities named Hadrianopolis, including the modern towns of Edirne, Mersin, Pisidia & Niksar (Turkey) and Dropull (Albania); Antinoopolis, named in honour of Hadrian's male lover, Antinous, is in Egypt (the modern town of Sheikh 'Ibada.