Episode 31 – Trajan


In this episode, the principate of Trajan is presented in swathes of very Pliny-coloured praise. The rule of Trajan is significant for the definitive transformation of the Roman principate from a dynastic system to what eventually will be referred to as ‘the adoptive emperor’ period. So who is this Trajan character and why does he appear to be so popular? The Doctors are here with their take on the rule of the man with the most impressive bust:

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