Sabina was not at all the more fortunate for being raised to the Empire, but on the contrary fell a sacrifice to her grandeur. Hadrian became Emperor by her means, but that did not hinder him from being his wifes tyrant and persecutor: she found herself no better than a miserable slave in the most elevated dignity in the universe. Sabina was daughter of Matidia, niece to Trajan, and grand-daughter to Marciana, that princes sister, whose names were not so much as known (such was the obVOL. (Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)
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