Top 10 Ancient Military Commanders

Trajan (c. 53-117AD)


He was a soldier who spent most of his time on different campaigns. His major campaigns as emperor when he was in Germany were against Decians. He set up cash subsidiaries to help the poor children as well as building different projects. On his way to Rome, he died and his successor abandoned the conquest of Parthia. His death was a loss to many people but the territories he gained were retained.