Tag: Trajan

A Roman town in Spain

Both Trajan (Marcus) and Hadrian (Publius) were possibly born and raised on the Iberian peninsula (Spain & Portugal). In fact, Trajan is often considered the first “non-Italian” Roman emperor.


Hatra, founded by the Greek Seleucids in the 3rd-2nd centuries BC, became a major city of the mighty Parthian Empire, Rome’s greatest and most fierce nemesis.

The Trophy of Marius… or rather, Domitian.

“This panoply of war trophies was misidentified during the Renaissance as “Trophei di Mario” (Trophies of Marius), referring to Gaius Marius (157-86 BC). The Roman General and Consul (elected Consul an unprecedented 7 times) was considered the third founder of Rome due to his defeat of the invading Germanic Cimbri and Teutonic tribes. He was popular for hundreds of…