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Trajan

By: Nicholas Jackson
Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
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Summary

Until the publication of this captivating biography, no such volume on Trajan's life has been tailored to the general listener. The unique book illuminates a neglected period of ancient Roman history.

Trajan rose from fairly obscure beginnings to become the emperor of Rome. He was born in Italica, an Italic settlement close to modern Seville in present-day Spain, and is the first Roman Emperor to be born outside of Rome. His remarkable rise from officer to general and then to emperor in just over twenty years reveals a shrewd politician who maintained absolute power. Trajan's success in taking the Roman Empire to its greatest expanse is highlighted in this gripping biography.

Trajan's military campaigns allowed the Roman Empire to attain its greatest military, political, and cultural achievements. The book draws on novel theories, recent evidence, and meticulous research, including field visits to Italy, Spain, Germany, and Romania to ensure accurate, vivid writing that transports the listener to Trajan's territory.

©2022 Nicholas Jackson (P)2022 Tantor

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