lunes, 16 de febrero de 2015

February 16: The Emperor Trajan sent to laurels Roman Senate as a demonstration of his victories in today Parthos and as conqueror of Iran, in the year 116 A.D.



                           Marble bust of Trajan.


The Latin word "Laureatae" has come to mean eminence associated with the award by great military glory and great literature. Therefore, it is used for winners and those with Nobel prizes. The doctoral thesis when they mean a significant, innovative and high impact on knowledge contribution, are given the additional title of "Laureates".



                    Parthian Empire between 247 B.C. and 224 A.D.


In Ancient Greece the Laurel (Laurus nobilis) was used only for Apollo god. Then it became a custom to start wearing laurel crowns for heroes and poets, symbolizing the greatest honors. The "Letters Laureates" had the meaning of military victories in Greece and then in Rome.



Parthia shaded yellow, alongside the Seleucid Empire (blue) and the Roman Republic  (purple) around 200 BC.     

Trajan Marcus Ulpius was the first Roman emperor who was not born in Rome but in Hispania.

                         The extent of the Roman Empire under Trajan (117)

Trajan was declared by the Senate as "optimus princeps" or "best ruler" for its numerous civil and monumental works. 

                      Trajan´s Column, Rome.

At death was deified by the Senate and buried next to his famous works The Roman Forum and Trajan's Column.

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His last years no longer governed as a military, and served his Empire as civil emperor. The map shows the extent of the Roman Empire in the time of Trajan, when it reaches its maximum extent.