Traian - Roman emperor by adoptionTraian was Rome's emporer from 98 to 117 AD, reached the biggest extension of the Roman Empire of area and is considered as the most important ruler of Rome. During the time of his ruling he had the goodwill of the senate and popularity in the population. The people considered him as a caring emperor.
Traian - an ideal ruler?
For a long time Traian by the science was considered as the ideal ruler. Since the 1960s there were critical analysis with the person. His attributes were:
- emperor by adoption
- assembling and extension of inner and foreign political strength of the Roman Empire
- calm, benevolent, caring emperor
- dead after a grave sickness
- gave the royal dignity to his nephew Hadrian
Undisputed is the communicative way of ruling of Traian with all the political relevant groups like military, senate and Roman people. By the critical image of the ruler Traian he is connected to automatically and sacredly excessive characteristics. This is based on the ruling concept of that time/ the Antiquity.
Calm and sensible radiance
The bust of Traian in bronze radiates calmness, peace and goodwill. His acting appears thought-out and comprehensive. Because of his soft position of the head downwards for example the closeness to the people is implied.
Life at the time of Traian
Undisputed is, that Traian developed inner political social care, supported cultural construction and events and in the foreign politics the developed width of the Empire was based on the soldiers and functional social system. The different population groups all had their own view on Traian.
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