Hadrian’s travels

Map of the travels of Hadrian.
(map created on the occasion of the “Hadrian, Saviour and Builder” exhibition at the Fethiye Mosque in Athens in 2018)

Chronology of Hadrian’s Journeys

117–118: Returning to Rome from Syria by way of the north-eastern frontier

August 117: Hadrian is in Antioch in Syria when he is proclaimed emperor (read here)
October 117: Hadrian leaves Antioch
12 October: Tarsus
13 October: Mopsucrene (read here)
14 October: Panhormos
15 October: Aquae Calidae (read here)
16 October: Tynna
17 October: Tyana (read here)
18 October: Andabalis
End of October: Ancyra (read here)
11 November: Julipopolis (read here)
End of November: Nicea (read here)

Winter 117/118: Nicomedia and Byzantium (read here)
Early Spring 118: Moesia Inferior (read here)
Late Spring 118: Moesia Superior, Pannonia Superior and Inferior, Dalmatia (read here)
9 July: Arrival in Rome (read here)

119: Campania (read here)

121–125: 1st voyage

121: Gaul: Lugdunum (read here), Germania Superior: Mogontiacum – Raetia- Noricum- Raetia – Germania Superior
122: Germania Inferior – Britain – Gaul
123: Gaul: Nemausus- Apta- Spain: Tarraco- Legio- Mauretania Tingitana?- Cyrenaica – Crete? Cyprus? Syria: Antioch-Euphrates – Cappadocia: Neocaesarea- Trapezus – Pontus – Bithynia: Nicomedeia?- Thrace
124: Cyzicus – Ilium – Hadrianutherae – Pergamon? – Thyateira – Saittae – Sardis- Smyrna- Erythrai- Ephesus – Rhodes- Athens – Eleusis – Megara – Epidaurus
Troezen – Hermione – Argos? (December of 124?)
125: Mantineia – Tegea – Sparta – Corinth- Athens (March)- Thespiae – Coronea – Abae – Hyampolis – Delphi- Dyrrhachium (May 20th?) – Sicily

128–134: 2nd voyage
128: Sicilia, Africa Proconsularis, Numidia, Mauretania Caesarensis, Achaea
129: Achaea, Asia, Galatia, Cappadocia, Cilicia, Syria
130: Syria, Arabia, Iudaea, Aegyptus
131: Aegyptus, Lycia and Pamphylia, Asia, Thracia, Moesia Inferior, Macedonia, Achaea
132: Achaea

132-134 Organized revolt of the Jews under Bar Kokhba and their final dispersion



2 thoughts on “Hadrian’s travels”

  1. In Elizabeth Speller’s, “Following Hadrian,” she speculates that Hadrian’s travels through Syria/Judea, and the building of a Temple of Jupiter on the Temple Mount mount, along with statues of himself, may have been a catalyst for the Final Revolt. The loss of Antinous put him in a bad mood as well, so Hadrian’s reaction may have been harsher than his normal respect for foreign cultures.
    Your blog site is incredible and it’s nice that you collect and display the coins as well. One site that offers some information on his travel coin series is:
    Best of Luck in your travels – you are living the dream!

  2. firstly, i love your dedication!
    secondly, i am researching the arches and gates built for hadrian as he arrived at the different cities of the roman empire, so far i have athens, cape, antalya, jerash and possibly phaselis. any others you may have seen?

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