The death of Hadrian and the accession of Antoninus Pius (138), however, gave the dispersed people of Palestine a breathing-space.
To give his enemies a breathing space when they were hard pressed was an insane proceeding unless he meant to make peace.
What it wanted most of all was peace, and by establishing something like a territorial equilibrium the congress did much to win that breathing space which was the cardinal need of all.
This peace, however, did no more than afford a breathing space during which Louis XIV.
There was breathing space for a moment in the centre, but the Austrian left now came into action, Krautwald von Annan's III.