"You were there, weren't you, at Hadrian's palace?"
Hadrian's Wall at Housesteads
Public DomainHadrian's Wall at Housesteads - Credit: Mlm43, Wikimedia Commons

Publius Aelius Hadriannus (73-138AD), generally known as Hadrianwas a Roman emperor and philosopher.

Hadrian's Wall, the fortification which marked the northernmost limit of the Roman Empire in Britain, was built during his reign.

Hadrian was also responsible for building the city of Antinopolis in Egypt, close to the  spot where his beloved Antinoüs (see bookmark, p.308) drowned.


Bust of Hadrian
Creative Commons AttributionBust of Hadrian - Credit: Sébastien Bertrand, Wikimedia Commons