Hadrian – The man and his myths

Birgitta Hoffmann

Hadrian is possibly one of the most complex emperors on the Throne. Beloved in the East, despised in Rome, obsessed with the army and credited with an Empire at peace, that was full of wars. These lectures will explore these conflicting myths.

5 October:                   Acceding to a crisis: Hadrian in Syria

12 October                  Hadrian on the Danube: Fixing the leaky border

19th October               The situation in Rome

2nd November             Sabina, Matidia, Antinoos and the reputation of a prolific rake

9th November            Travelling the Northern Empire: an obsession with frontiers

16th November          Hadrian and the Jews: Not a happy relationship

23rd November       Travelling the Greek World: Competing or Absorbing another culture

7th December              The Succession crisis

The lectures can be attended individually or as a complete course.

Day: Thursdays Time: 2pm– 4pm

Seven weeks, starting  5th October-7th December, 2017.

Cross Street Chapel
Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£88 £85* 12 30

*if booked before 5th September 2017

Price for individual lectures (please indicate which lectures when booking):

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£12 £11* 12 30

*£11 if booked before 30th September 2017

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to

Birgitta Hoffmann, 55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email: latinteacher@btinternet.com phone: 07747 533 070

Adult Education in Manchester and Cheshire