Statue of Hadrian from Troia IX, found in the Odeon, Troy (Ilium), Canakkale Museum

© Carole Raddato

Statue of Hadrian from Troia IX, found in the Odeon, Troy (Ilium), Canakkale Museum Turkey
© Carole Raddato

The emperor Hadrian visited Ilium (Troy) in 124 AD. In 1993, archaeologists discovered a larger-than-life cuirassed statue of Hadrian in the Odeon. Serving as a public meeting place and concert-hall, this civic building, dating from the time of Augustus, was extensively renovated by Hadrian and perhaps served as a place to present his own poem (epigram) about Hector.

Further reading: A Hadrianic Theater at Ilion (Troy): a Paradigm Shift for Roman Building Practice and Its Aesthetic Aftermath

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