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Trajan

(c. 53—117 ad) Roman emperor 98–117


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(c. 53–117 ad),

Roman emperor 98–117. His reign is noted for the many public works undertaken and for the Dacian wars (101–6), which ended in the annexation of Dacia as a province, and which are illustrated on Trajan's Column in Rome.

Arch of Trajan a monumental arch at Benevento, decreed or dedicated c.115 ad, and showing Trajan's achievements at home and abroad.

Trajan's Column a monument erected 106–113 ad in Rome, commemorating his successful Dacian campaign; his ashes were deposited at its base.

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