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Column of Trajan

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The column of Trajan was erected in order to commemorate the Emperor Trajan in his victory in the Dacian Wars. The column is approximately 42 meters tall [30, or 35 with pedestal] with decorative images of Trajan's two victorious campaigns against the Dacians embedded along the column. On the top of the column lies [or stands] a statue of St.…

Forum of Trajan

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The Forum of Trajan was constructed by Apollodorus of Damascus in 112 AD to commemorate Trajan’s successful conquest of the Dacians. The campaign is immortalized in the reliefs of the Forum’s focal point, the Column of Trajan. The complex included libraries, a temple to Trajan, and the Basilica Ulpia.

Column of Trajan

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The Column of Trajan was built in 113 AD to celebrate Trajan and his Roman successes in the Dacian wars. The senate voted to erect the column while Trajan was still in power. The column's height was designed to show the ground level of the hill needed to be removed for the column. The column celebrates the engineering prowess required to do so. The…

The Forum of Trajan, the Basilica Ulpia, and the Column of Trajan

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The Forum of Trajan was built perpendicular to the Forum of Augustus. It stretched from the Quirinal to the Capitoline Hills and was 240 meters long and 175 meters wide. The main part of the Trajan’s Forum consisted of a large public square, which was 110 meters long and 85 meters wide. This square featured a large sculpture which no longer exists…

Column of Trajan

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The Column of Trajan was commissioned by emperor Trajan in 113 AD to commemorate his victory against the Dacians. It was likely designed by Apollodorus of Damascus. The spiral continuous relief depicts the victory over the Dacians, which helps to emphasize Trajan's military prowess and also his generosity for using war spoils to build something for…

The Column of Trajan

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As seen through the ruins of the Basilica Ulpia, The Column of Trajan, which was completed in May of 113 C.E., stands erected in the Forum of Trajan in honor of Emperor Trajan's victory over Dacia, which is now Romania.

Trajan's Column: Trajan Image 3

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A close up of Trajan and troops on the Column of Trajan, which is located in Trajan's forum.

Trajan's Column: Trajan Image 2

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A close up of Trajan performing an animal sacrifice on the Column of Trajan, which is located in Trajan's forum.

Trajan's Column: Trajan Image 1

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A close up of Trajan and troops on the Column of Trajan, which is located in Trajan's forum.

Trajan's Column

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Trajan’s Column is a Roman triumphal column that still stands in Trajan’s forum today. There is an elaborate 190-meter long frieze that snakes around the entirety of the structure, and generally depicts the Dacians being defeated by the Romans. There is a staircase on the inside of the column, with small windows placed periodically to allow light…