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Traiano divinos honores datis ad senatum et quidem accuratissimis litteris postulavit et cunctis volentibus meruit, ita ut senatus multa, quae Hadrianus non postulaverat, in honorem Traiani sponte decerneret.  cum ad senatum scriberet, veniam petiit, quod de imperio suo iudicium senatui non dedisset, salutatus scilicet praepropere a militibus imperator, quod esse  res publica sine imperatore non posset, cum triumphum ei senatus, qui Traiano debitus erat, detulisset, recusavit ipse atque imaginem Traiani curru triumphali vexit, ut optimus imperator ne post mortem  quidem triumphi amitteret dignitatem, patris patriae nomen delatum sibi statim et iterum postea distulit,  quod hoc nomen Augustus sero meruisset, aurum 1 2 3 4 5 coronarium Italiae remisit, in provinciis minuit, et quidem difficultatibus aerarii ambitiose ac diligenter expositis.  Audito dein tumultu Sarmatarum et Roxolanorum  praemissis exercitibus Moesiam petiit. Marcium Turbonem post Mauretaniam 6 praefecturae infulis ornatum Pannoniae Daciaeque ad tempus praefecit.  cum rege Roxolanorum, qui de inminutis stipendiis querebatur, cognito negotio pacem composuit.
1 See note to c. ii. 10.
2 L. Catilius Severus was a friend and correspondent of Pliny; see Pliny, Epist., i. 22; iii. 12. He became consul for the second time in 120, was proconsul of Asia, and in 138 prefect of the city; see c. xxiv. 6-8. He was the great-grandfather of Marcus Aurelius; see Marc, i. 4.
3 Used here to denote the provinces along the southern bank of the Danube. His route lay across Asia Minor, and it was probably in this region that he received the news of the war threatened by the tribes north of the river; cf. c. vi. 6. He arrived in Moesia in the spring of 118, and finally reached Rome in July, 118; cf. c vii. 3,
4 Acclamation by the army constituted a strong de facto claim to the imperial power, but it is now generally recognized (in spite of Mommsen's theory to the contrary) that only the senate could legally confer the imperium.
5 This triumph was commemorated by coins bearing on the obverse the head of Trajan with the legend Divo Traiano Parth
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