September 18, 53 CE – Roman Emperor Trajan, the Second of Five Good Emperors, is Born in Spain

September 18, 53 CE – Roman Emperor Trajan, the Second of Five Good Emperors, is Born in SpainRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons There are dozens of empires which have shaped the world today, though only Rome could be said to have the greatest effect on Western traditions. Throughout its reign, a variety of men took the helm and steered it to vast financial and territorial dominance, but none managed to expand the Roman footprint as much as Marcus Ulpius Traianus, the emperor who stretched the empire to its greatest size. Born on September 18, 53 in what is now southern Spain, Trajan would go on to become regarded […]