"Hadrian: The Legacy of His Monuments in Rome"

Past Web Lecture on March 24th 2021

with Richard Bowen

Come and Discover:


the impact that the eclectic emperor Hadrian had as ruler of the Roman world in the second century AD.

Learn about his background and his rise to power; his idiosyncrasies and the curiosities that marked his reign.

Visit the varied monuments that he bequeathed to Rome, and its hinterland, through his city planning programmes, and his sponsorship for the construction of luxurious buildings for his own personal whims.

An emperor enigmatic, contradictory, and ever ambitious, but never mundane.

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Richard Bowen

has lived in Rome for nearly 30 years. He has a Bachelor of Humanities degree from Middlesex University and a Master in Arts history degree specialising in mediaeval and 20th century history from University College London. Over the years, Richard has led tours to many different sites in Rome and its environs and is particularly fond of Ostia Antica, Tivoli and the ancient Roman sites including the Baths of Caracalla, Trajan's Market and the Ara Pacis. Additionally, Richard, who has also worked for Smart History, likes to get off the "beaten path" leading tours to the areas of Trastevere and the Park of the Aqueducts. Richard is more than happy to guide tours about the Unification of Italy and the defence of the Roman Republic of 1849, and the rise of Italian Fascism. Equally, our (sometimes) favourite Englishman has no objection to being banished to Cerveteri, Tarquinia or Castel Gandolfo for the day.