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Sabina Augusta: An Imperial Journey

T. Corey Brennan


This work aims to synthesize the textual and (massive) material evidence on the empress Sabina (born ca. 85–died ca. 137). The book traces the development of Sabina’s partnership with her husband, the emperor Hadrian (reigned 117–138), and shows the vital importance of the empress for Hadrian’s own aspirations. Sabina accumulated more public honors in Rome and the provinces than any imperial woman had enjoyed since the first empress, Augustus’ wife Livia. Indeed, Sabina is the first woman whose image features on a regular and continuous series of coins minted at Rome. She was the most traveled ... More

Keywords: Hadrian, Sabina, Antinoös, Roman history, Roman emperor, Roman empress, travel in antiquity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190250997
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190250997.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

T. Corey Brennan, author
Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Rutgers University