Question: Why do many historians consider Hadrian to have been the "best emperor"?
Historians believe that Hadrian was the best emperor because first off he influenced the architecture of Rome. Rome’s architecture is one of its bigger distinctions. Some of the structures he was responsible include the Pantheon. The Pantheon was one of the greatest Roman structures that is still standing today. He also was responsible for the Temples of Venus and Roma. He was also an advocate of the Greek culture. He even reconstructed Athens to make it the cultural center of the Ancient world. He strongly admired all of Greece. Historians appreciated the fact that even though he was a Roman emperor he loved Greece. He was very involved in the military and strongly respected it by wearing military clothes and participating in military events. He strengthened his military greatly preparing for the event that there could be an attack in Rome. He was also good at negotiating peace and did so in 121 A.D. with Parthia. He was the builder of Hadrian’s Wall which marks the northern boundary of the Roman army. He also had a deep love for arts. He knew how to write in different language and enjoyed theatre. As you can see he was incredibly unique, kind, talented, respectful, and just and all in all fantastic emperor. Historians love Hadrian for these things that set him apart from many other emperors who weren’t near as kind as him. His kindness and respect earned him a fantastic reputation.