Successful generals, like Trajan in his campaign against the Dacians, were celebrated when they returned to Rome. Most of Rome's immense wealth came from the riches captured during the wars, and from taxes raised in the conquered lands. Prisoners of war were also brought to Rome, and were sold in the slave markets.
For the truly brilliant victory, the Senate would award a public triumph. The victorious general and his army would ride through the city streets in a grand procession, displaying treasures captured during the campaign, and a long line of prisoners. cheering crowds lined the streets for these victory processions.
I have made a "condensed" version of a Triumph procession, you can buy it now !
I would like to thank Mike Walsh for the detailed painting of this series and many more of the figures you will see on this site.
PICTURE OF PART OF THE PROCESSION

CLOSEUP OF TRIUMPH CHARIOT

PROCESSION SET 1

VICTORS CHARIOT

PROCESSION SET 2