Hadrian and Italica

@article{Syme1964HadrianAI,
  title={Hadrian and Italica},
  author={Ronald Sir Syme},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  year={1964},
  volume={54},
  pages={142 - 149}
}
  • R. Syme
  • Published 1 November 1964
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
Italica in the province of Baetica is the ‘patria’ of the Aelii. Hadrian duly bears the tribe of that municipium, the ‘Sergia’. However, the place of a man's birth is not always the same as the legal ‘origo’ of his family. A child may see the light of day somewhere else, according to the rank and occupation of his parent. The consular historian, probably Narbonensian by his ‘patria’, might have been born at Augusta Treverorum or Colonia Claudia: a Cornelius Tacitus is on record as imperial… 

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