Memoirs of Hadrian - Varius Multiplex Multiformis, 69-92 Summary & Analysis

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Varius Multiplex Multiformis, 69-92 Summary

Hadrian is made a consul of Rome, and he decides to use his influence to press for peace with the adjacent native populations. He is developing his philosophy of world affairs: that wars should be defensive acts intended to stabilize the Empire. Still, Hadrian cannot press the emperor to enact this type of policy, since Trajan - seeing the end of his reign approaching - wants one more large campaign. Trajan's most trusted and liberal counselor, Lucinius Sura, is dying and he uses his last days to press the emperor for peace.

Hadrian's primary enemy is a Roman of Arab origin named Lusius Quietus. Hadrian is safe, however, being protected by both Attianus and Plotina. He is given governorship of Syria and is military legate in charge of organizing bases. Trajan prepares for an expedition against Armenia...

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