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date: 09 August 2020

Trajan's Column 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

(see trajan). Honorific column dedicated in ad 113 as part of the forum Traiani in Rome. It consists of a 28.9‐m. (95‐ft.)‐tall column standing on a 6.2‐m. (20‐ft.)‐high pedestal. An internal spiral staircase, illuminated by 40 slit‐windows, connects a door in the SE side of the base with a balcony at the top. Trajanic coin motifs represented the monument topped by an imperial statue. The pedestal has sculptured reliefs of barbarian military equipment on its four sides, and an inscription. The shaft bears a helical band, 200 m. long and ... ...

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