Hadrian and Antoninus: Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter 3 Part 3

Hadrian had a tough act to follow, but he did hit the ground running. His only problem was that Trajan had never actually nominated him as his successor until he was on his deathbed – and even this was only witnessed by Plotina his pro-Hadrian widow.  Continue reading Hadrian and Antoninus: Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter 3 Part 3