True Stories and Tall Tales from the Ancient World


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  • Hadrian’s Wall, Part 3: After Hadrian

    The living at Hadrian’s Wall wasn’t as austere as you might think for those stationed there–especially in the beginning. Merchants flocked from all over the Empire to sell their wares to soldiers with regular paychecks.

    But conditions changed drastically in the decades and centuries after Hadrian died. New Emperors–Antoninus Pius, Diocletian, Septimius Severus, and others–would all leave their mark on the Wall and its territory.

    This week, we’re going to talk about what became of the Wall—and those who lived there—after Hadrian’s death.

    Get the show notes here.