History of Tyre as Roman Province under Trajan
Tyre was part of the Roman province of Syria. After Nerva's death in 98 AD, Trajan became emperor
in a smooth transition. Trajan's position was unopposed and instead of returning to Rome he
toured the Rhine and Danube frontiers. Trajan arrived in Rome in 99 AD, which was an occassion
of great rejoicing. He gave formal acceptance to the Senate, although in reality he tighly held
all imperial authority. Trajan restored the road system and he set-up public medical assistance for the
poor. He was fond of hunting, boys, and wine but he never harmed anyone or became drunk .