TrajanRoman Emperor (98-117 CE) Romans / Historical Persons
Marcus Ulpius Traianus (53-117 CE) was born in Italica, in what is now Spain. His family had settled there long before, but his father was the first to endeavour on a senatorial career.
Trajan had an destinguished military career and was stationed in various parts of the empire. During this time he became guardian for Hadrian, later to become his successor. Trajan was appointed governor of Upper Germany by Nerva in 97, and later adopted by Nerva as his son and successor. This would set the pattern for a series of adoptive emperors, chosen for their abilities, and the period is often referred to as the Five Good Emperors.
Trajan conquered Dacia for the Roman Empire, further added the Arabian Peninsula and defeated the Parthian Empire, bringing the empire to its largest extent ever.
He died of sickness in 117 after the end of the Parthian War. On his deadbed he adopted Hadrian as son and heir.
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The pictures above are taken in the following locations:
- Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark (9 photographs - prints not available )
- Chiaromonti Collection, Vatican Museums, Vatican City State (3 photographs - prints not available )
- Palazzo Nuovo, Capitoline Museums, Campidoglio, Rome, Italy (2 photographs - prints not available )
- Hadrian - Roman Emperor (117-138 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Nerva - Roman Emperor (96-98 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Apollodorus of Damascus - Roman Architect (1st/2nd century CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Arch of Constantine - Triumphal arch celebrating the victory of Constantine I over Maxentius, 312 CE (Rome, Italy)
- Arch of Trajan - Triumphal arch dedicated in 114 CE (Benevento, Campania, Italy)
- Hadrian's Villa - Luxurious imperial villa from the first century CE (Tivoli, Lazio, Italy)
- House of the Vestal Virgins - The residence of the six vestal virgins in the Roman Forum (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Marciana - Emperor Trajans older sister (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Plotina - Roman Empress (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Plutei of Trajan - Two reliefs showing Trajan doing acts of beneficence (Curia Julia, Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Sabina - Roman Empress (117-136 CE) and Wife of Hadrian (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Spring of Juturna - The fountain where Castor and Pollux watered their horses (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
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