Hadrian’s travels

The Travels of Hadrian across the Roman Empire. Map created by Simeon Netchev for World History Encyclopedia and Following Hadrian (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).

Chronology of Hadrian’s Journeys

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

Voyage of Hadrian 117-118. Map created by Simeon Netchev for World History Encyclopedia and Following Hadrian (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
  • 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: Nicaea (read here)
  • Winter 117/118: Nicomedia and Byzantium (read here)
Hadrian’s journey back to Rome 117-118 (part 1).
Map created by Simeon Netchev for Following Hadrian (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
  • Early Spring 118: Moesia Inferior (read here)
  • Late Spring 118: Moesia Superior, Pannonia Superior and Inferior, Dalmatia (read here)
Hadrian’s journey back to Rome 117-118 (part 2).
Map created by Simeon Netchev for Following Hadrian (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
  • 9 July: Arrival in Rome (read here)
  • 119: Campania (read here)

AD 121–125: 1st voyage

Voyage of Hadrian in 121-125. Map created by Simeon Netchev for World History Encyclopedia and Following Hadrian (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
  • After April 121: Gaul: Lugdunum (read here)
  • Winter 121/122: Germania Superior: Mogontiacum (read here) – Raetia (read here)
  • 122: Noricum (read here) – Germania Inferior
  • June 122: Britain (Hadrian’s Wall)
  • Autumn 122: Gaul: Nemausus, Apta Julia
  • Winter 122/123: Spain: Tarraco, Legio
Voyage of Hadrian 121-123.
Map created by Simeon Netchev for Following Hadrian (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). Click to enlarge.
  • 123: Mauretania Tingitana? – Cyrenaica – Crete? – Cyprus? Syria: Antioch-Euphrates – Cappadocia: Neocaesarea
  • Autumn 123: Cappadocia: Trapezus – Pontus: Amisus, Sinope
  • 124: Bithynia: Claudiopolis – Asia:
  • Summer 124: Cyzicus – Ilium – Hadrianutherae – Pergamon? – Thyateira – Saittae – Sardis- Smyrna- Erythrai
  • 29 August 124: Ephesus
  • September 124: Rhodes – Athens – Eleusis
  • Autumn 124: Megara – Epidaurus Troezen – Hermione
  • 30 December 124: Argos
  • January/February 125: Mantineia – Tegea – Sparta – Corinth
  • March 125: Athens – Thespiae – Coronea – Abae – Hyampolis – Delphi
  • May 125: Dyrrhachium (20 May?) – Sicily
  • August/September 125: Tibur
  • March to August 127: Po Valley

AD 128–134: 2nd voyage

Voyage of Hadrian in 128-132. Map created by Simeon Netchev for World History Encyclopedia and Following Hadrian (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
  • June/July 128: Sicilia, Africa Proconsularis
  • July 128 : Numidia: Lambaesis (1 July) – Zarai (7 July) – unknown castellum (12/13 July) – Mauretania Caesarensis
  • September 128: Athens – Sparta – Athens
  • 129: Athens – Eleusis
  • March 129: Asia: Ephesus, Miletus – Lycia: Patara – Maeander valley – Tralles
  • June/July 129: Phyrgia: Laodicea on the Lycus (29 June), Celaenae (23 July), Melissa – Galatia – Cappadocia: Caesarea or Melitene, Cilicia
  • Autumn 129-130: Syria: Antioch (Mt. Casius)
  • Spring 130: Syria: Palmyra, Arabia: Gerasa, Petra – Judaea: Jerusalem
  • July 130: Gaza
  • August 130: Aegyptus: Pelusiumm, Alexandria (before 29 August) – Libyan Desert (September) – Memphis – Oxyrhyncus
  • 24 October 130 (?): Hermopolis (death of Antinous)
  • 30 October 130: Hadrian founds the city of Antinopolis
  • November 130: Thebes/Colossus (18-21 November), Oxyrhyncus (29-30 November)
  • December 130: Tebtunis (1 December), Alexandria
  • January/March 131: Alexandria
  • March/April 131: Antinoupolis
  • Late spring/summer 131 (?): Syria: Antioch – Cilicia – Pamphylia: Phaselis – Asia (?): Ephesus – Mysia (?): Hadriani, Hadriania
  • Winter 131/132: Achaea: Athens
  • Summer 132 (?): Judaea: Jerusalem (Bar Kochba revolt)
  • April/May 133: Athens – Macedonia – Thrace (?) – Moesia Superior (?) Dalmatia – Pannonia – Italy – Rome (at latest 5 May 134)

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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:
    https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/2789/Ancient-Hadrian-coins/
    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?
    thanks,
    sergio

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