- Dominating it was a column, in whose thick spirals you read to- day the one reliable chronicle of the Dacian campaign. - "Imperial Purple", Edgar Saltus.
- The Dacian king sent word that he was surprised at the delay, but he must have been far more so at the promptness with which he got Trajan's reply. - "Imperial Purple", Edgar Saltus.
- If Titus exhibited five thousand wild beasts at the dedication of the amphitheatre, Trajan bestowed ten thousand on the people at the conclusion of the Dacian war. - "Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)", Shearjashub Spooner.