(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.