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A great deal of time is spent giving the background to Hadrian's rule.
Maybe that's why there aren't many biographies of Hadrian, the lack of sources makes it almost impossible, and Everitt's effort is not the exception.
Anyone loving ancient history, Rome or a corking good story of a rise to power will enjoy this good book!
Another excellent product from Anthony Everitt, although I do have one caveat on this book. There was a seeming paucity of documented information on Hadrian, especially his... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Satyrman63
Everitt has brought the life of the man who presided over the arguable 'peak' of the Roman Empire to life in a lively and readable fashion. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jag Sulla
Ever since I read Margaret Youngencar's Memoir of Hadrian, I have wanted to read a really decent biography and Anthony Everitt has produced it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lockett F. Ballard
Very well written, providing just enough context. Non redundancies, some sgns even of great literary potential beyond rigorous research.Published 3 months ago by Lycos
In Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome the author attempts to show that the Roman monarchy was combined, under Hadrian, with good governance. Read morePublished 6 months ago by C. Martinelli
This presents Hadrian starting under the Flavians and later under the tutelage of his predecessor Trajan. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gderf
This is my favorite of the Everitt titles (I have not yet read Rise of Rome, though I have read Augustus and Cicero). Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ryan Mease
I am so glad that I waited until I had an idle summer to begin reading this book. Reading this book is worth the time. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Anna Louise E. Hinkle