Trajan Inscriptions

Inscriptions of the Emperor Trajan reflected his desire to be remembered for both his military and civil accomplishments. The first page, Using Titles as Dating Tools, shows how Trajan’s different titles can be used to effectively date inscriptions. The second page, Inscriptions in the Provinces, explains how Trajan was represented in military inscriptions across the empire. The final page, Inscriptions in Rome, explores Trajan’s representation in Rome itself, where Trajan was remembered not only for his military conquests, but his civil ones as well. Use the links below or the drop-down menu to read more about Trajan’s inscriptions: