Trajan, Roman Emperor, AD 98-117
Roman emperor, AD 98-117.
I. Career up to accession
T. was probably born in 53, the son of the consular (of the same name), M. Ulpius  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  militum under his f…