Hadrian's Religious Policy : An Architectural Perspective
Brines, Chelsie W.
This thesis argues that the emperor Hadrian used vast building projects as a means to display and project his distinctive religious policy in the service of his overarching attempt to cement his power and rule. The undergirding analysis focuses on a select group of his building projects throughout the empire and draws on an array of secondary literature on issues of his rule and imperial power, including other monuments commissioned by Hadrian. An examination of Hadrian's religious policy through examination of his architectural projects will reveal the catalysts for his diplomatic success in and outside of Rome. The thesis discusses in turn: Hadrian's building projects within the city of Rome, his villa at Tibur, and various projects in the provinces of Greece and Judaea. By juxtaposing analysis of Hadrian's projects in Rome and Greece with his projects and actions in Judaea, this study seeks to provide a deeper understanding of his religious policy and the state of Roman religion in his times than scholars have reached to date.
Brines, Chelsie W.. (January 2015). Hadrian's Religious Policy : An Architectural Perspective (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/4889.)
Brines, Chelsie W.. Hadrian's Religious Policy : An Architectural Perspective. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, January 2015. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/4889. June 23, 2018.
Brines, Chelsie W., “Hadrian's Religious Policy : An Architectural Perspective” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, January 2015).
Brines, Chelsie W.. Hadrian's Religious Policy : An Architectural Perspective [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; January 2015.
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