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He 52 The Roman Empire especially loved Athens and its culture. He visited it three times, revised its constitution, and brought to completion the vast temple of Olympian Zeus, which was begun 500 years earlier. Hadrian died in Baiae, a seaside resort, on July 10, 138. Parts of the great wall he built across northern Britain still stand. Hadrian was followed by Antoninus Pius (138–161) and Marcus Aurelius (161–180). Decline and Division From 180 to 284, the Senate recognized 27 men as emperors.
Hadrian was probably educated in Rome. Through the emperor’s good will he was rapidly promoted in military and political posts. While on a military campaign with Trajan in the Middle East, the emperor adopted him—a sure sign Hadrian was destined to succeed him. Two days later, on August 11, 117, it was learned that Trajan had died. The army immediately proclaimed Hadrian emperor. Hadrian was a man of culture, sensitivity, and religious devotion. His artistic temperament manifested itself in his poetry, his architectural designs, his very style of life.
On his victorious return in 82 bc, Sulla took a fearful revenge, slaughtering more than 5,000 of the people’s leaders and confiscating their goods. As “perpetual dictator” (81–79 bc) he passed laws transferring supreme power from the people to the Senate. The aristocrats, however, were too corrupt and feeble to hold power. Pompey, Caesar, and Crassus The infighting and corruption within the governing elite threatened Rome’s supremacy in the Mediterranean—and the very structure of Roman power. In these stormy years two great statesmen emerged: Pompey and Julius Caesar.
Ancient Rome (Ancient Civilizations) by Michael Anderson