Hadrian

[ hey-dree-uhn ]
/ ˈheɪ dri ən /

noun

Publius Aelius Hadrianus, a.d. 76–138, Roman emperor 117–138.

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Hadrian

Adrian

/ (ˈheɪdrɪən) /

noun

Latin name Publius Aelius Hadrianus. 76–138 ad, Roman emperor (117–138); adopted son and successor of Trajan. He travelled throughout the Roman Empire, strengthening its frontiers and encouraging learning and architecture, and in Rome he reorganized the army and codified Roman law
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