(c. 53—117 ad) Roman emperor 98–117
(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.
Subjects: Classical studies