My study, and light reading on Roman history was at a pretty high level, broad brush scale. Some areas and eras such as Aurelius, and JC I had covered and read more about. Certainly the 2nd Punic War I had read a little detail about.
So it was while on vacation in Rome that I was reading about Trajan. Two deft web hits later and we had the location of the column erected for him and the details about the column. How fantastic and how wonderful that this remains today, surviving the ravages of history.
The column tells the tale of his exploits on campaign. It would be cool to see all the ‘panels’ up close and read a text about it. As with most antiquities it is cordoned off and viewing is at a distance.