SCRIPTORES HISTORIAE AVGVSTAE (4th century A.D.): HADRIANUS
Augustan Histories [Historia Augusta]
Scriptores Historiae Augustae
Latin (Imperial Era)
I. 1 Origo imperatoris Hadriani vetustior a Picentibus, posterior ab Hispaniensibus manat, si quidem Hadria hortos maiores suos apud Italicam Scipionum temporibus resedisse in libris vitae suae Hadrianus ipse commemoret.
[The more appealing story of emperor Hadrian's beginning is that he grew up in Piceni, but a later one--that he grow up in Spain--is still believed, even though Hadrian himself recalled in his own biography that the tribes known as the Hadria had resettled the Italian estate where his private gardens lie during the age of the Scipio family,]
2 Hadriano pater Aelius Hadrianus cognomento Afer fuit, consobrinus Traiani imperatoris, mater Domitia Paulina Gadibus orta, soror Paulina nupta Serviano, uxor Sabina, atavus Maryllinus, qui primus in sua familia senator populi Romani fuit.
[The name of Hadrian's father was Aelius Hadrian, though his nickname was Afer--the African--this fellow was the brother-in-law of emperor Trajan; his mother was Domitia Paulina, a woman born in Cadiz, Spain, and her sister Paulina was married to a man named Servianus; his wife's name was Sabina; his grandfather, Marillinus, who was also the first in his family to be a senator of the Roman state.]
3 Natus est Romae VIIII. kl. Feb. Vespasiano septies et Tito quinquies consulibus.
[Hadrian was born in Rome on the 14 Kalends of February, during the 7th consulship of Vespasian, and the fifth of Titus.]
*Vespasian and his son Titus were both emperors