The Temple of Antoninus Pius and Faustina

On this day in the year 138, the Emperor Hadrian, nearing the end of his life after a protracted illness, formally adopted as his son one Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus, better known to history as the Emperor Antoninus Pius. Going back the days of Julius Caesar, and the transformation of the Republic into […]