Hadrian is always depicted with large and tightly permed curls around his forehead, and he was the first of the Roman emperors to sport a beard. He spent much time raising the standard and readiness of the army, and had a preference for wearing military uniforms.
|Hadrian and Antinous | www.britishmuseum.org|
|The Pantheon | commons.wikipedia.org | trekearth.com|
|Hadrian's Wall | photograph by Oliver Benn/Getty Images|
Hadrian was considered wise and just; he revised the legal code, and though he did not abolish slavery, he diminished it and its excesses.
I hope you'll join me next week when I reveal a portrait
of the fourth of the Five Good Emperors.