Trajan: Optimus Princeps: A Life and Times

Trajan: Optimus Princeps: A Life and Times

Trajan: Optimus Princeps: A Life and Times

Trajan: Optimus Princeps: A Life and Times

Synopsis

By the fourth century Trajan was regarded as the model of imperial excellence. In the Middle Ages, he was placed by Dante in the sixth sphere of Heaven among the Just and Temperate rulers. Julian Bennett rigorously tests the substance of this glorious reputation.Did Trajan really deserve this reputation? In this important new study, Julian Bennett reassesses the epigraphic and archaeological evidence, as well as the written records.
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