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Hadrian's Adventus at Rome


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Hadrian’s Adventus at Rome

Fine Art Photo Print


This bas relief shows the Emperor Hadrian participating in an Adventus ceremony. Adventus means arrival. Each time a ruler or emperor would arrive in a city, there would be prior notice that he was coming. The city would prepare for the arrival. Leading citizens would meet the honored guest outside the city walls. This is the scene represented in this bas relief. There is an arch piercing a wall at the upper left of the carving, suggesting a location outside the walls of Rome. Hadrian stands to our right, hand outstretched, ready to receive a globe from the goddess Roma. This symbolizes dominion over the lands of the empire. Various citizens meet the emperor in greeting. Usually, a ruler would dispense favors upon the citizens, thus symbolizing his role as the source of bounty and good fortune for the people of the city.

About The Photographer, Craig Phares

Craig took this picture for Pro Romanis several years ago on a photographic expedition to Rome. Craig Phares is a photographer, artist, designer, and programmer. He built his first game on a TI-85 calculator when he should have been doing math homework, and has never stopped, creating numerous jaw-dropping digital masterpieces for the web, desktop, and mobile devices. Craig studied sculpture at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, while constantly improving his design and programming skills on his own time. He went on to work for several advertising agencies, finally leaving to form his own company. Craig is the founder of Six Overground, a progressive digital agency focused on building full-scale digital platforms. His company has produced award-winning work for major brands and corporations including Citigroup, Estée Lauder, Havaianas HBO, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, NFL, U.S. Air Force, and USDA. When he’s not glued to a computer monitor, you’ll find him in the real world, dreaming up the next big thing. To learn more about Craig, visit his website at