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Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, FORUM TRAIANI (search)
um: Hist. Aug. Marc. 22. 7; Sid. Apoll. Carm. 2.544; CIL vi. 1724, 1749): the last, largest and most magnificent of the imperial fora, built by Trajan with the assistance of the Greek architect Apollodorus, and dedicated, at least in part, about 113 A.D. (Cass. Dio lxviii. 16. 3; lxix. 4. I; Vict. Caes. 13. 5: adhuc Romae a Domitiano coepta forum atque alia multa plusquam magnifice coluit ornavitque, which may perhaps mean that the work was planned and possibly begun by Domitian; see S. Sculpt. silica Ulpia was a small rectangular court, 24 metres wide and 16 deep, formed by the basilica itself, the two halls of the bibliotheca (see below), and, later, the temple of Trajan. In the centre of this court the columna Traiani was erected in 113 A.D. Nibby (Roma Antica ii. 183) had already pointed out that the colonnade joining the two libraries on the north was only removed when the column was built (Toeb. i. 62). Its construction is ascribed in the dedicatory inscription on the pedestal to
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, Chronological Index to Dateable Monuments (search)
Odeum restored, 371; Thermae Suranae, 532; Thermae of Trajan, 534; Arch, 47; Pantheon burnt, 383; extends Aqua Marcia to Aventine, 23, 26 extends Anio Novus, 12. 101Books replaced in Library of Temple of Augustus (?), 84. Terminal stones of Tiber banks, 538. 104Remains of the Domus Aurea damaged by fire, 170, 172.M Terminal stones of Tiber banks, 538. 107(?) Pomerium extended, 393. 109(ca.). Aqua Trajana, 28. 112Basilica Ulpia completed, 241. 113Forum of Trajan dedicated, 237. 117-138Reign of Hadrian: he builds Temple of Trajan, 244; Temple of Matidia, 331; restores Temple of Bona Dea Subsaxana, 85; restores shrine of Vesta, 59, and extends House of Vestals, 59; restores Temple of Divus Julius, 287; Mausoleum, 336; repairs Aqua Marcia, 25; cross-walls in Temple of Augustus, 64; restores fagade of Palatine Palace, 160; extends Domus Tiberiana, 193; complete
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Celsus, L. Publi'cius consul under Trajan in A. D. 113 (Fasti), was so much esteemed by this emperor, that he had a statue erected to his honour. He was, however, a personal enemy of Hadrian's, and accordingly the latter caused him to be put to death at Baiae immediately after his accession, A. D. 117. (D. C. 68.16, 69.2; Spartian. Hadr. 4, 7.)