TRAJAN'S Last Conquest

Tada, Richard
November 2007
Military History;Nov2007, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p44
The article highlights the key historical events during the reign of Emperor Trajan, the celebrated conqueror of Dacia. When Emperor Trajan stood on the shores of the Persian Gulf and watched a ship sail off to India in the summer of 116, the Roman Empire had reached its zenith. No Roman emperor before Trajan had ever come so far east, and none of his successors would do so again. Trajan, seeing the ship, recalled that Alexander the Great had gone all the way to India more than 400 years earlier. He yearned to follow the Macedonian king's example.


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