HadrianToCommodus

Hadriantocommodus

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Unformatted text preview: In this lecture, we will be looking at art and architecture associated with the emperors Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, and Commodus We’ll be spending the most time on Hadrian and the monuments associated with him, and in a moment I’ll go into detail about Hadrian’s life and rule. At the moment, however, I simply want to make you aware of the locations of the monuments that we will discuss in this lecture. Most of the works of art and architecture that we’ll see are located in Rome, and we’ll look at a map on the next slide to give you an idea of locations within the city (*). We’ll also be looking at Hadrian’s villa in Tivoli, just northeast of Rome (*), and at Hadrian’s Wall, a huge defensive wall that the emperor ordered to be built in northern Britain. 1 Here we have a portrait of the emperor Hadrian and a map of Rome. I want to start with the map of Rome and point out the locations of the monuments that we’ll see in this lecture. We’re going to start with the Pantheon, a famous temple built...
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