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[1] Trajan, Roman Emperor, AD 98-117

Roman emperor, AD 98-117.

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I. Career up to accession

T. was probably born in 53, the son of the consular (of the same name), M. Ulpius [12] Traianus, and probably a certain Marcia, perhaps a daughter of Marcius [II 3] Barea. The family came from Italica in Hispania Baetica.

Little is known of T.' senatorial career. He served as a tribunus [4] militum under his father i…

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Eck, Werner (Cologne), Portmann, Werner (Berlin) and Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Traianus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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