jun 26, 106 - Forum of Trajan
Column completed 113 CE
Brick, concrete, marble
Apollodorus of Damascus
Trajan - emperor of Rome 98 CE-117 CE
Elected for his ability to rule; not his bloodlines.
Optimus Princeps - Known as the “best first citizen”; best leader
Romans celebrated his rule by building the forum along with a column in his honor.
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