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[trey-juh n] /ˈtreɪ dʒən/
(Marcus Ulpius Nerva Trajanus) a.d. 53?–117, Roman emperor 98–117. Unabridged
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  • That Trajan's conquest of Dacia was of a similar radical and thorough-going character is nearly certain.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • The wings contained an example of the justice of the Emperor Trajan.

    Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies
  • Trajan and Hadrian made expeditions into the East, and must have passed through this city, or near it.

  • So he commanded Martinus and Trajan with a thousand men to go to Taracina.

    Procopius Procopius
  • Their reflex influence has been even seen in Trajan's forum, in which the chief thing was the emperor's tomb.

  • Gentleman and friends, glorious descendants of Decebalus and Trajan!

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • From Augustus to Trajan, no one who bore the name of emperor is more justly entitled to the name of monster.

    The Christ Of Paul George Reber
  • There were odea also in Rome; one was built by Domitian, and a second by Trajan.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • The whole pillar measures 122 feet in height, being two feet lower than that of Trajan.

    Old Rome Robert Burn
British Dictionary definitions for Trajan


Latin name Marcus Ulpius Traianus. ?53–117 ad, Roman emperor (98–117). He extended the empire to the east and built many roads, bridges, canals, and towns
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