Alekk M. Saanders
...called Marcus Ulpius Trajanus, belonged to the gens Ulpia family, who originally came from the Umbrian city of Tuder. His mother - Marcia - came from a noble and politically influential family, thought to be descended from the King of Rome, Ancus ... the ancient Roman town of Baelo Claudia, located near the beach of Bolonia outside of Tarifa, the courthouse was presided over by a statue of the emperor Trajan more than three metres high. On his way to Rome, Trajan fell ill or was poisoned upon ... reaching Selinus in Cilicia, in late 117. He was deified by the Senate. His ashes were laid to rest under Trajan's Column in Rome.