81: The Greekling — Though Hadrian’s career had long been guided by Trajan, when the Emperor died in 117 he still had not named Hadrian heir.
82: Hadrian’s Walls — Hadrian’s reign got off to a rough start following the political murders of four ex-consuls. The new Emperor would eventually settle in though and set out on his first grand tour of the Empire in 121.
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