Trajan :

Bennett, Julian.

Trajan : Optimus Princeps. - 2nd ed. - 1 online resource (348 pages) - Roman Imperial Biographies Ser. . - Roman Imperial Biographies Ser. .

BOOK COVER -- HALF-TITLE -- TITLE -- COPYRIGHT -- CONTENTS -- FIGURES AND MAPS -- PLATES -- OUTLINE OF SIGNIFICANT EVENTS -- PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- PROLEGOMENON -- I THE MAKING OF A NEW ARISTOCRACY -- The Imperial System of Government -- The Equestrian Order -- The Senate -- II THE RISE OF THE ULPII -- Trajan's Career to 89 -- III IMPERIAL EXPANSION AND CRISIS -- The Principate of Nerva -- IV DOMITIAN'S GENERAL, NERVA'S HEIR -- V THE NEW RULER -- VI A PUBLIC IDEOLOGY -- VII THE INAUGURATION OF A NEW ERA -- VIII DACICUS -- The Second Dacian War -- IX OPTIMUS PRINCEPS -- X LAW, FINANCE AND LITERATURE -- Finance -- Literature -- XI PATER PATRIAE -- Rome: Trajan's Buildings before 106 -- Rome: Trajan's Buildings after 106 -- XII 'REDACTA IN FORMAM PROVINCIAEā€¦' -- Dacia -- Arabia -- XIII PARTHICUS -- XIV A PERFECT PRINCE? -- APPENDIX DIO'S ACCOUNT OF THE DACIAN WARS -- The First Dacian War -- The Second Dacian War -- ABBREVIATIONS -- NOTES AND REFERENCES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX OF PERSONAL NAMES -- GENERAL INDEX.

Did Trajan really deserve his reputation as the embodiment of all imperial virtues? Why did Dante, writing in the Middle Ages, place him in the sixth sphere of Heaven among the Just and Temperate rulers? In this, the only biography of Trajan available in English, Julian Bennett rigorously tests the substance of this glorious reputation. Surprisingly, for a Roman emperor, Trajan comes through the test with his reputation relatively intact.

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Trajan, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 53-117.;Emperors -- Rome -- Biography.;Rome -- History -- Trajan, 98-117.


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