Hadrian is a complex and interesting figure who divides the opinion of the senate, and is both praised and critiqued by the historical record. The Doctors guide you through some of the interesting details of his rule!
Month: July 2014
In this episode, the principate of Trajan is presented in swathes of very Pliny-coloured praise!
His rule is significant for the definitive transformation of the Roman principate from a dynastic system after the disaster left behind by Domitian to what eventually will be referred to as ‘the adoptive emperor’ period.
So who is this Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Divi Nervae filius Augustus character? And why does he appear to be so popular?