Hadrian was now at peace with his neighbors

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Hadrian was now at peace with his neighbors, so the question was what to do with his time and  the Empire's wealth? He went on a tour, paying particular attention to Greek culture. From 120- 123 he visited the western and central provinces, while from 123-125 he looked at the East. In  127 he toured Italy, and then went East again, visiting its great Hellenistic cities, temples,  historical markers. He also visited the army camps and would climb mountains just to see the sun  rise. He went without a large retinue, however, with little fuss, and impressed the provincials,  who had been accustomed to not seeing emperors unless they were passing through on their way  to war.  Hadrian still worked hard as an administrator. He spent much time and money on the army,  inspecting it, training, it, even maneuvering with the soldiers and eating rations with them. He  was also responsible for the Roman wall in Britain. It consisted of a big ditch, eleven feet deep,  behind which was a stone and cement wall fifteen feet high. Sprinkled along this were  observation and signal towers, as well as sixteen major forts. Hadrian's Wall was seventy- three 
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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