TRAJAN - TRAJAN INVENTING AN ART OF NARRATIVE TRAJAN Of a...

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TRAJAN, INVENTING AN ART OF NARRATIVE TRAJAN: Of a Spanish family. Born September 18, 53. In 86, commanded armies in Germany. In 97, Hadrian (of whom he was guardian) brought him news he was adopted by emperor Nerva. In 98, Nerva died and Trajan became emperor in peaceful succession - first one to herald in 75 years of peaceful successions. Stayed in Germany for a while and settled frontier. Did not continue to pursue war of conquest against Germans. In 101 left for Dacia; in 102, Decebalus capitulated. He prostrated himself before Trajan and swore obedience; he was to become a client king. Trajan returned to Rome and added the title Dacicus to his titulature. Decebalus not very good client, however. In 106, Trajan invaded Dacia again, subjugated province. Decebalus commit suicide. Inhabitants killed or enslaved; Dacia resettled by immigrants. Trajan celebrated a great triumph, which lasted 123 days and entertained the populace with a vast display of gladiators and animals. Introduction of curatores who, as representatives of the central government, assumed financial control of local communities, both in Italy and the provinces. There was only one major addition to the Rome's empire other than Dacia in the first
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