Trajan's Column Detail

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Mark Cartwright
published on 07 June 2013

A detail from Trajan's Column in the Forum Romanum of Rome. Erected in 113 CE the column and its reliefs commemorate the emperor's campaigns in Dacia. The reliefs are an invaluable source of information on the Roman army and depict such military subjects as weapons, armour, ships, fortifications and troop formations.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, June 07). Trajan's Column Detail. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Trajan's Column Detail." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 07, 2013.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Trajan's Column Detail." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Jun 2013. Web. 30 Mar 2023.