Emperor Trajan
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Trajan (Emperor)
TRAJAN (EMPEROR). Trajan (Marcus Ulpius Traianus) was born at Italica (Spain) on September 18, probably in a.d. 53, and became emperor after the death of Nerva on January 25, 98. The Ulpii, originally from Umbria in Italy, had been settled in Spain for generations, but Trajan’s father was the first in
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
TrajanMarcus Ulpius Traianus, Roman emperor (98–117 c.e.). His reign is sometimes described as a golden era similar to that during the reign of the great Augustus. The first Roman emperor to have come from the provinces, he was born in Spain in 53, his father the first member of the provincial Ulpii
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Trajan [trāˊjən].† Marcus Ulpius Traianus, Roman emperor A.D. 98–117; also called Germanicus. Born in Spain, he was the first emperor from the provinces rather than Italy proper. In 97 he was adopted by the emperor Nerva, whom he succeeded.Prior to becoming emperor Trajan had been a soldier and military
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
TrajanTrajan (trayʹjuhn), Roman emperor a.d. 98-117. Adopted by the emperor Nerva, Trajan came from a family of Roman settlers in Spain. His father had been a senator, and Trajan was the first emperor from outside Italy. Trajan made his reputation as a soldier first under Domitian (a.d. 81-96) when
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
TRAJAN [TRAY jan] — emperor of Rome, a.d. 98–117. Trajan is not mentioned in the New Testament. But scholars identify him as a bitter foe of Christianity soon after the close of the age of the apostles. Many Christians were martyred during his reign. When it was speculated that believers were engaging
Pocket Dictionary of Church History: Over 300 Terms Clearly and Concisely Defined
Trajan (r. a.d. 98–117). Trajan, born in a.d. 53, was one of the ablest rulers of Rome during the Imperial period. He established internal order while subduing Roman foes north of the Alps. Trajan was credited with encouraging commerce and beautifying Rome with glorious building projects. His policy
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
TRAJANUS (1), M. ULPIUS (NERVA), emperor, belonged to a family of Italian origin settled in the colony of Italica in Baetica. He was born on September 18th, probably in a.d. 53,a and passed his early life in the army under his father, a distinguished officer who had risen to the consulship. After having
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Trajan tray’juhn. Emperor of Rome, A.D. 98–117. Marcus Ulpius Trajanus was born in Spain in the year 53, and after serving in various military and civil capacities was made governor of Germany in 97. While there he learned of his adoption by the then emperor, Nerva, an act which according to the custom
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
TRAJAN, emperor (53–117). Marcus Ulpius Trajan, Roman emperor from 98 to 117, native of Hispania *Baetica, a brave military commander, famous esp. for his conquest of *Dacia (described in the reliefs of Trajan’s column) and for the great public works that he undertook in *Rome (markets, forum and the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
TRAJAN tray´juhn. Born in Roman Spain around 53 ce, Trajan (Marcus Ulpius Traianus) was the first Roman emperor born outside Italy. His reign (January 28, 98 to August 7, 117) marked the high point of Roman territorial expansion, and his surviving correspondence with Pliny supplies important evidence