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Columna de Trajano
Columna de Trajano

Columna de Trajano

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Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Increíble. No estoy seguro de que merece su propia entrada, pero seguro que es fresco. Dan ganas de romper a cabo su viejo libro de América! Y sí, hacer tomar una foto. Todos lo ... Leer más
hacen. Pero aún.

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Londres

Increíble. No estoy seguro de que merece su propia entrada, pero seguro que es fresco. Dan ganas de romper a cabo su viejo libro de América! Y sí, hacer tomar una foto. Todos lo hacen. Pero aún.

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Uno de los pocos columnas romanas memorables, imponente monumento de Trajano es tan impresionante como sus victorias en tiempos de guerra. Es difícil pasar por alto cuando se está caminando a lo largo de la Via dei Fori Imperiali, ya que está ubicado entre la Piazza Venezia y el Foro Romano.

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Tallahassee

Erected in 113 to immortalize the very successful Emperor Trajan. The carvings, all 600 feet long wind up the 125 foot hollow column, tell the story of the conquest and capture of the gold rich Romanian based Dacian people. On top is a statue of St Peter ( added in 1588 after the gold covered one of Trajan was lost). Hard to get up to closely with traffic bustling around it. Originally the column stood between two tall libraries (one Greek, one Latin) so you could see the engravings from their upper stories. Now, go to the Museum of Roman history, or to London's Victoria and Albert Museum to study the plaster replicas up close.

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Calgary

The column sitting in Piazza Venezia is a copy of the original. The scroll that winds its way up the column telling the story of Trajan's victory is a much copied design.

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Leyendo

Made a detour especially to see this after watching a TV documentary about the carvings. Sadly it was not possible to view them closely but it is a stunning monument

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Longmont

Trajan's Column is not just a monument towering over the streets around the Piazza Venezia, it's also a historic source. Trajan's exploits--his victories in the Dacian Wars and his conquests in Mesopotamia--are told in the reliefs along the column. Much of what is known about the Emperor Trajan comes from this work of art and architecture. Trajan's Column also represents the Roman Empire at its greatest extent geographically and at the apex of its power.

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Halifax

Trajan's Column is a Roman triumphal column, which commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It was probably constructed under the supervision of the architect Apollodorus of Damascus at the order of the Roman Senate. It is located in Trajan's Forum, north of the Roman Forum.

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Chicago

Located in the center of the piazza his column has intricate details and stands tall

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located in Trajan's Forum, built near the Quirinal Hill, north of the Roman Forum. Completed in AD 113, the freestanding column is most famous for its spiral bas relief, which artistically describes the epic wars between the Romans and Dacians (101–102 and 105–106). Its design has inspired numerous victory columns, both ancient and modern.
The structure is about 30 metres (98 ft) in height, 35 metres (125 ft) including its large pedestal.

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If you're interested in Roman History this column is fascinating as it details Trajan's exploits. It's fascinating to just watch the images spiral up.

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Jonesboro

An iconic symbol of Ancient Rome, albeit smaller in size than most, Trajan's Column is located near the start of the ruins, not far from the forum and other sites. It's worth taking a good look at the carvings.

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Miami

Don't pass the column thinking that its just another ordinary piece of marble. The shows intricate reliefs from the life of the emperor Trajan and his conquest of northern barbarians.

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Dedicated in AD 113 as part of Trajan's forum at Rome, this 29-meter (95-foot) high marble column on a square sculpted base celebrated the emperor's military achievements. The detailed spiral reliefs on the shaft of the column, depicting Trajan's Dacian wars (AD 101- 02, 105-06), were probably added after his death as a form of commemoration.
Rome’s most impressive novelties tend to be ancient, emerging after millennia from below ground. Viewable after a descent of two or three storeys below Palazzo Valentini on Via IV Novembre, one gazes, courtesy of a vertiginous glass floor, down on what must be a contender for the world’s largest column.
There it lies on its side, a single stretch of grey granite, two metres in diameter. It is the dramatic outcome of excavations begun in 2010 and pending further investigation, it is posited as being one of the supports of the temple to Trajan and his wife Plotina, until now vanished in time. Nearby and deeper still – this tour is not for those with a fear of heights – one can peer down an illuminated core into what was the column’s base, while behind that plummets a mediaeval well.
Adding to the recently opened 4th-century AD Domus Romanae in Palazzo Valentini, the tour also uses virtual technology to recreate the images on the better-known Trajan’s Column in Trajan's Forum. On the screen unfolds, scene by chilling scene, the newsreel of Trajan’s invasions of Dacia (present-day Romania), the narrative probably following Trajan’s own commentaries, a lost equivalent of Caesar’s Gallic Wars. Small wonder that the sculptor of the column – possibly Apollodorus from Damascus, the architect of much of Trajan’s Forum – became an inspiration to those of the 14th-century Renaissance.
No mere propagandist, the sculptor manages to depict war in all its fierceness and cruelty, and now virtual technology has converted the original panels into even more graphic 3-D. The Roman soldiery appears, as surely it did to the Dacian enemy, extremely well drilled yet often mercilessly mechanical. Less well armoured and at a technological disadvantage, the Dacians emerge as both more human and vulnerable.
In one scene a fallen Dacian pleads for his life; in another, defeated locals seek shelter under the shields of dead comrades. Elsewhere Roman soldiers dangle decapitated heads from their teeth. More shocking still is seeing naked Roman soldiers with hands tied behind their backs and being tortured by Dacian women in a “clip” modern newsreels would censor.
In another scene the besieged Dacians are seen taking poison rather than fall into Roman hands, while the penultimate panel has Decebulus, the proud Dacian leader, slitting his throat beneath a tree. War, however, is treated not just in terms of blood, but also of logistics. The lower panels show the Romans setting up base camp. Communication torches flare from pre-built towers, relaying dispatches back to Rome, while a river-god emerges from the Danube to wish – rather treacherously one might say from a Dacian viewpoint – the invaders well. We see a man falling off a wall, Trajan quick to take this as a favourable omen for the fall of the whole Dacian people.
There are soldiers cutting trees, there is a bridge of ships. Then higher up the column, preluding the second campaign, there is a bridge of stone. As important as courting public opinion in present-day wars, both ancient campaigns depict Trajan making sacrifices of wine and animals to the gods: Jove responds higher up the column by launching thunderbolts. A further reminder that, as Lucretius complained, Mars not Venus was the deity of Rome, at the siege of the curvy-walled Dacian capital Sarmizegusta Roman military hardware is only too evident, along with the Dacians’ subsequent scorched earth policy.
Originally all the scenes would have been visible from terraces positioned along the two adjacent libraries on one side of Trajan’s Forum and the Ulpian basilica on the other, the marble column being an innovation that was longer-lasting than the ephemeral painted panels of victories previously carried in Roman triumphs. Like the rest of Trajan’s Forum, both libraries and basilica with their viewing terraces have been largely carted away by Goths, Huns or Roman nobles.
Until recently it was impossible to follow the whole narrative up close. For a completely cinematic view one would have to have been 40 metres tall, or the height of the hill that was levelled to make room for Trajan’s Column in the forum. In Renaissance times one Iacopo Ripanda partly got round the problem of viewing difficulties by lowering himself down the column in a basket lassoed to the top, then making drawings as he descended.
From the end of the Roman empire hermits who had a penchant for heights frequented the column. In fact, in the 1300s a chapel was built at the bottom of the column. The verger, also a hermit, placed a bell at the top. From then on both chapel and column enjoyed papal protection. In 1587 Sixtus V, after a rite of exorcism against any remaining pagan demons, placed a statue of St Peter on the summit. The column became something of a money-spinner, pilgrims paying to climb the 185 steps of the internal staircase for one of Rome’s top views.
Trajan’s immortalisation device had taken a turn that neither he nor Plotina, his wife and campaign companion – their ashes mingled in a golden urn at the base of the column – could have foreseen. All of a sudden Trajan – deified along with Plotina by Hadrian, his successor and adoptive son – was seriously downsized. Yet now after a five-century gap his feats are again clearly on show, more graphic than ever. Tickets costing €6 (€4 reduced) can be booked online or bought at a Feltrinelli bookshop. A section of a large column now visible under the present day Palazzo Valentini may be part of the long-lost Temple of Trajan.

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Londres

This incredible column is inscribed with a spiralling bas-relief which recounts the story of the Emperor Trajan's Dacian wars. Funnily, a statue of St. Peter was plunked atop it in the 16th Century. What I really enjoy about this column is its absolute giant grandeur, as well as the knowledge that you could actually climb up all the way inside it, were you to find the right person to let you in.

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very close to the apartment, it is impressive

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