Primary Source 5 An inscription from Hadrian’s mausoleum
Source: CIL VI 984.
Inscription inscribed on the mausoleum of Hadrian. Probably set up in 139 CE. The inscription is now lost.
Imperator Caesar Aelius Hadrian Antoninus Augustus Pius, pontifex maximus, twice holder of tribunican power, twice consul, three times consul designate, Father of his country, for his parents, Imperator Caesar Hadrian Augustus, son of Divine Trajan Parthicus, grandson of Divine Nerva, pontifex maximus, with tribunican power twenty-two times, imperator twice, consul three times, Father of his Country and the divine Sabina.