Memoirs of Hadrian - Disciplina Augusta, 211-233 Summary & Analysis

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Disciplina Augusta, 211-233 Summary

Hadrian travels to Greece, settling in Antioch for a time. He finds the charm of the city diminished and the people duller than he remembers. He goes to Athens and stays with Arrian. During this time, Hadrian decides that he must dedicate energy to preserving history through books. He asks Phlegon to write a history of Rome, and he engages with poets whose work he admires. He begins working on his own histories and poetry.

After a time, he begins to focus more on the particulars of the cult of Antinous. Within the city of Antinoopolis, he places statues of central figures to the cult: Hestia, Bacchus, Antinous, Nerva, Plotina, Trajan, himself. He even includes his deceased sister, though she was married to the annoying Servianus. He begins to wonder what the religious ramifications of Antinous's sacrifice mean to...

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