Unformatted text preview: by Hadrian. We’ll also be looking at some relief sculptures associated with Hadrian were reinstalled on the triumphal arch of a much later emperor, Constantine (*). Here’s the arch of Constantine—it is very close to the Colosseum in Rome (*). We’ll also look at the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, which was originally erected somewhere in the city of Rome. In the 16th century, Michelangelo placed the statue at the center of the Piazza del Campidoglio on the Capitoline Hill in Rome—it was part of a major building campaign undertaken by Michelangelo. Since 1981, a replica has been displayed in the Piazza, and the original, now restored, is on display in the Capitoline Museum (*). Now I would like you to concentrate your attention on the portrait of Hadrian on the left side of this slide. Hadrian was the successor to Trajan, and ruled between 117 and 138 CE. Hadrian was educated in Athens, Greece, and was responsible for endowing several buildings in that city, including a library. Hadrian’s time in Greece is probably the reason that th...
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- Summer '11
- Marcus Aurelius, Hadrian, Hadrian’s Villa, Hadrian’s Wall