Bernard W. Henderson (essay date 1923)
SOURCE: Henderson, Bernard W. “‘Rest after Toil’.” In The Life and Principate of the Emperor Hadrian A.D. 76-138, pp. 235-46. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1923.
[In the following excerpt, Henderson examines Hadrian's leisure activities and evaluates his contribution to literature.]
So the day drew towards evening.
Hadrian had returned from Egypt to Rome in a.d. 131. The Jewish rebellion had called him again to the East for a brief time two years later. Except for this interlude he quitted home no more during his last seven years of life.
His Imperial work, other than the routine of...
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