Hadrian and Lucius Verus

@article{Barnes1967HadrianAL,
  title={Hadrian and Lucius Verus},
  author={Timothy D. Barnes},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  year={1967},
  volume={57},
  pages={65 - 79}
}
  • T. Barnes
  • Published 1 November 1967
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
At the age of sixty the emperor Hadrian cast about for a successor. His first choice was L. Ceionius Commodus, his second T. Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus. Both being adopted in turn by the ailing emperor, the former died before Hadrian while the latter survived to succeed him. Modern scholarship has indulged in long speculations about the motives of Hadrian and the political intrigues of his final years. This paper will not attempt to add to such speculations but will examine the… 

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