Definition: Roman emperor
who solidified the northern borders, mainly by building a
great wall near the Rhine River, and built great and
beautiful buildings in Rome itself. He had built his own
Forum, which is dominated by Trajan's Column, which shows
scenes from his reign. He also oversaw a great increase in
commerce, art, and learning. His wall-building philosophy
was continued by his successor, Hadrian.
Learn more about the fascinating story of Rome.
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Throne of the Caesars:
See how Trajan came to the throne and what kinds of things
he did while emperor.
Read all about the emperor who loved grand buildings.
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