Friday, July 06, 2018
The Purpose of the Wall
An ancient biographer of Hadrian relays just one sentiment about the wall: qui barbaros Romanos divideret, "that it should divide Romans from barbarians."Image from screen capture:
There is a misprint here—for Romanos read Romanosque. The quotation comes from the Life of Hadrian 11.2 in the Scriptores Historiae Augustae.
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