THE PANTHEON OF ROME
Roman Temple Masterpiece
Back to Rome for a meeting with Hadrian, the roving emperor. Ryan Stitt from the History of Ancient Greece podcast comes by to discuss the "Greekling" and one of his most impressive monuments, the Pantheon: the best preserved Roman temple anywhere.
Hadrian is a fascinating soul: bearded, homosexual, flaunting conventional wisdom, traveling to the farthest reaches of the empire just because. Ryan shares his experience visiting Hadrian's villa in Tivoli as well.
To eat, consider artichokes this spring, either alla Romana or alla giudia (Jewish-style), both Roman classics.
Birley, Anthony R. Hadrian: the Restless Emperor
Cassius Dio. Roman History
Lonely Planet Guide to Italy
Perowne, Stewart. Hadrian
Rick Steves Italy
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