... but I've been to Barcelona. Well they tell me Colon [Columbus] was born there, but they really don't remember, in Barcelona, not in Genoa, what does it matter, what does it matter.
The birthplace of Trajan really isn't the central issue. Here we again have a member of the royal family posing as an ethnic person. Of course Trajan was no more from Spain than Germanicus was from Germany or Britanicus was from Britain. The royal family was from nowhere and everywhere.
The curious thing about Trajan is that he was depicted as coming to rule Rome from Spain/Iberia rather than carrying away kingship to Spain/Iberia. Was this a new twist, or no different than Piye coming from Nubia to rule Thebes.
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