Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus Augustus (53 – 117 AD), known as Trajan was Roman Emperor from 98 to 117 AD. He was one of the Five Good Roman Emperors. He was born in Hispania Baetic of non-patrician families. He joined the military and was eventually adopted by the Emperor Nerva who was old, childless, and not popular with the military. He succeeded Nerva a couple of years later
Trajan conducted an extensive building program which he named after himself—his column, the market, and forum. His campaigns expanded the Roman Empire to its greatest territorial extent. While on one of ,his campaigns, he had a stroke and died. He was deified and his ashes were buried under Trajan’s Column. He was succeeded by his adopted son, Hadrian.
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Next week, Hadrian and His Favorite. Rita Bay