Italica, Seville – the birthplace of Emperor Trajan

Italica is the oldest Roman colony outside Italy, founded by Scipio Africanus in 206 BCE, with legionaries who fought in the Second Punic War campaign in the region. It is the birthplace of emperors Trajan and Hadrian. This video is an evocation of Trajan’s actions and importance in the conquest of Dacia and how laden with symbolism is the place where he was born for events that have happened at the other end of Europe, and their historic consequences.

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I endeavour through this series of periodic articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural history and heritage.

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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

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