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Sabina bought some much needed legitimacy to the rule of Hadrian. As a grand-niece of Trajan she was an important dynastic link to the previous emperor, and in death Hadrian could deify her, and be the husband to a god.
Part VIII of 'Empresses of Rome'
Professor T. Corey Brennan (Classics, Rutgers University).