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  Septimius Severus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lucius Septimius Severus, (April 11, 146-February 4, 211) was Roman emperor from April 9, 193 to 211.
Severus was born at Leptis Magna (sixty-two miles southeast of Carthage), on the north coast of Africa, and died at Eboracum (York), Britain.
Severus' family was of equestrian rank, and in 172 he seems to have been made a Senator by Marcus Aurelius.
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Lucius Septimius Severus, (April 11, 146 (additional info and facts about 146) - February 4, 211 (additional info and facts about 211)) was Roman emperor (Sovereign of the Roman Empire) from April 9, 193 (additional info and facts about 193) to 211 (additional info and facts about 211).
Septimius Severus was at heart a soldier, and sought glory through military exploits.
Severus ordered the execution of dozens of senators on charges of corruption and conspiracy against him, replacing them with his own favorites.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Septimius Severus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lucius Septimius Severus restored stability to the Roman empire after the tumultuous reign of the emperor Commodus and the civil wars that erupted in the wake of Commodus' murder.
Severus was born 11 April 145 in the African city of Lepcis Magna, whose magnificent ruins are located in modern Libya, 130 miles east of Tripoli.
Septimius Severus had the strong support of the armies along the Rhine and Danube, but the loyalty of the governor of Britain, Clodius Albinus, was in doubt.
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 Septimius Severus - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lucius Septimius Severus, (April 11, 146 - February 4, 211) was Roman emperor from April 9, 193 to 211.
In the later years of his reign Septimius undertook a number of military actions in defence of Roman Britain against barbarian incursions and undertook reconstruction of Hadrian's Wall before dying in York on February 4, 211.
In general it may thus be said that the position of the Christians under Septimius Severus was the same as under the Antonines; but the law of this emperor at least shows clearly that the rescript of Trajan had failed to execute its purpose.
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 Publius Septimius Geta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Publius Septimius Geta (March 7, 189–December 211), was a Roman Emperor co-ruling with his father Septimius Severus and his older brother Caracalla from 209 to his death.
He was the younger son of Septimius Severus by his second wife Julia Domna.
When Septimius Severus died in York in the beginning of 211, Caracalla and Geta were proclaimed joint emperors and returned to Rome.
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 Encyclopedia: Septimius Severus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Arch of Septimius Severus Market place Leptis Magna, or Lepcis Magna as it is sometimes spelled, was a prominent city of the republic of Carthage, and later, of the Roman Empire.
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Publius Septimius Geta Publius Septimius Geta (March 7, 189–December 211), was a Roman Emperor co-ruling with his father Septimius Severus and his older brother Caracalla from 209 to his death.
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 Septimius Severus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lucius Septimius Severus was born on 1 April AD 145 at Lepcis Magna in Tripolitania.
Severus ignored all of Julianus' threats and pleas, and shortly before his army's arrival at Rome, Julianus was indeed sentenced to death by the senate and was thereafter killed in his deserted palace.
Severus was in essence a military man. And he and his generals naturally sought military glories.
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Septimius Geta and Fulvia Pia gave birth to an emperor to be, named Lucius Septimius Severus, in Leptis Magma, Africa on April 11, 145 AD.
Because Septimius was a strong believer in astronomy, he married Julia Domna as predicted by the horoscope which told that she would marry a great emperor.
Severus had obviously been planning what he would do when he came to power because less than a month into his reign he turned his attention towards his rivals and started four years of battles called the Wars of Succession.
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The fact that the leaders of the troops in the eastern and western parts of the empire were at once ready to follow him is evidence that Severus himself had shared in the conspiracy against the dead emperor.
Severus had clear political vision, still he cared nothing for the interests of Rome and Italy.
Severus went to Asia a second time, traversed the countries on the Euphrates and Tigris, strengthened the Roman supremacy, and gave the natives equal rights with the Italians.
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 The Life of Septimius Severus from the Historia Augusta
Severus gave the man a beating with cudgels, while his herald proclaimed: 'Let no plebeian embrace a legate of the Roman people with impunity.' The result of this incident was that legates too rode in a carriage, whereas previously they used to go on foot.
Severus, in his anxiety, then consulted Pannonian augurs, from whom he learned that he would be the victor, but that his adversary would neither fall into his power nor escape, but would perish beside the water.
Severus had himself lifted up and was carried to the tribunal, and then summoned all the tribunes, centurions,generals and cohorts responsible for the deed Finally, he ordered that his son, who had accepted the name of Auguseus, should appear before him.
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 Severan AD 193 - 235, Ancient Roman coins - Calgary Coin Gallery
The portrait coins of Septimius Severus and his blood relatives are readily available and generally inexpensive in nice condition.
Many of Septimius Severus' issues can be directly related to the historical events of his reign, and where possible we have chosen to present them within those contexts, which I hope will help you understand more about these issues.
Severus Alexander was the son of Julia Mamaea.
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 Ancient Roman Coins of the Septimius Family - Coin Collecting
Septimius Severus rose to power by gaining both control, and support of the military through increasing the pay and benefits for soldiers.
Septimius Severus and his armies were needed to quell the insurrection.
Septimius Alexander was a very young Emperor of Rome and was heavily influenced in his decisions by his mother and grandmother.
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 Septimius Severus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Severus was in command of the Eastern legions when news reached him of the murder of Pertinax.
The legendary Scottish hero Fingal was supposed to have fought successfully against the Roman legions of Septimius Severus in defense of the cherished liberty of the Scots.
Septimius Severus took his two sons, Geta and Caracalla to Britain with him in order to get them away from a life of luxury in Rome and expose them to the virtues of life in a rough Roman army camp.
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 Wikinfo | Septimius Severus
Lucius Septimius Severus, (April 11, 146 - February 4, 211), Roman emperor A.D. ; born at Leptis Magna (62 miles south east of Carthage), on the north coast of Africa, died at Eboracum (York), England.
Severus's family was of equestrian rank, and in 172 he seems to have been made a senator by Marcus Aurelius.
Upon his death in 211, he was deified by the Senate and succeeded by his two quarrelsome sons by his wife Julia Domna, Caracalla and Geta, and the stability Severus provided the empire soon was gone.
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 Caracalla   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
From AD 205 to 207 Severus had his two quarrelsome sons live together in Campania, in his own presence, in order to try and heal the rift between them.
Septimius Severus died in February AD 211 at Eburacum (York).
Had Severus been very popular with the military, Geta's star might have been on the rise with them, as the generals believed to detect their old commander in him.
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 Livius Picture Archive: Rome - Arch of Septimius Severus
Septimius Severus (bust from the Musei Capitolini, Rome) came to power in 193.
Severus, the governor of Pannonia, gained the support of the army of the Danube and marched on Rome.
This is the western face of the Arch of Septimius Severus, seen from the building known as Tabularium at the Capitol hill.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Geta
Publius Septimius Geta was the younger son of the emperor Septimius Severus.
In the course of the civil wars that established Severus as emperor, Severus used the young Caracalla to solidify popular support by changing the older son's name to connect the boy to the Antonine dynasty and by giving Caracalla the titles first of Caesar, then Augustus.
Severus decided to take his family out of Rome and on campaign in Britain to keep his sons busy.
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 Severus (Lucius Septimius Severus), Roman emperor. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
With the empire in disarray, Severus marched on Rome.
Proclaimed emperor, Severus went to the East to overthrow Pescennius Niger, the governor of Syria, who had also been proclaimed emperor by his legions.
Severus built a strong army, increasing the number of legions while eliminating the large commands that had been common for Rome, thus protecting himself against being overthrown while he protected Rome.
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 Arch of Septimius Severus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Arch of Septimius Severus before the excavation of the Roman Forum, painted by Canaletto in 1742 (Royal Collection, UK)
The white marble Arch of Septimius Severus at the northeast end of the Roman Forum is a triumphal arch erected in 204 AD to commemorate the Parthian victories of the Emperor and his two sons Caracalla and Geta in the two campaigns against the Partians, of 195 and 203.
Arch of Septimius Severus photo gallery and virtual reality movie.
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 Arch of Septimius Severus
The two that remain are the better known Arch of Titus on the eastern end of Forum, the crumbling remains of which were destructively disassembled and then rebuilt by Giuseppe Valadier 1822 (not very authentic) and the Arch of Septimius Severus on the other end at the base of the Capitoline Hill.
The Severus arch is pretty much the same as it was when it was erected in 203 in honor of the victories over the Parthians (in modern Iraq and Iran) of Septimius Severus and his two sons, Geta and Caracalla.
Coins of Severus and Caracalla show that there was a six- or eight-horse chariot, in which stood Severus and Victory, escorted by Geta and Caracalla, on the top of the arch.
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 Septimius Severus --  Encyclopædia Britannica
His maternal grandmother, Julia Maesa, was a sister-in-law of the emperor Septimius Severus (reigned 193–211).
The younger son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, he was given the title caesar in 198, when his elder brother Caracalla became joint emperor (as augustus) with their father.
He represented the aristocracy of the Latin-speaking West, in contrast to Pescennius Niger, candidate of the Greek-speaking East, and to Lucius Septimius Severus, candidate of the army and of the Balkan region.
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 Amazon.com: Septimius Severus (Roman Imperial Biographies) (Roman Imperial Biographies): Books: ANTHONY BIRLEY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS WAS BORN ON 11 April 145, at Lepcis Magna in Tripolitania, son of P. Septimius Geta and Fulvia Pia.
Septimius Severus favoring the soldiers over all else and his advise to his sons: "Be good brothers, grease the palm of the army and to hell with the rest."(not an exact translation of course) The life of Septimius Severus gives the reader a glimpse into what may have made Caracalla such a tyrant.
As emperor Severus shows himself to be competent and ruthless, and apparently somewhat disdainful and resentful of the traditional elites of Italian background, which led to his starting to convert the empire into a military dictatorship.
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 Arch of Septimius Severus, Forum Romanum (Photo Archive)
The Arch of Septimius Severus (Arcus Septimii Severi) is a triumphal arch, erected in 203 CE to celebrate the victories of emperor Septimius Severus and his sons Caracalla and Geta in the wars against the Parthians and the Osroeni in 195 CE and 197 CE.
The Arch of Septimius Severus is a three way triumphal arch, measuring 20.88m in height, 23.27m in width and 11.2m in depth.
To the Emperor Septimius Severus, Son of Marcus, Pius, Pertinax, Pater Patriae, Parthicus Arabicus,
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 (113) Septimius Severus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Julia Domna, the daughter of the high priest of the Sun at Emesa in Syria, married Septimius Severus in about A.D. 185, while he was a governor in Gaul.
Severus, a notoriously superstitious man, chose her on the basis of her horoscope, which predicted that she would marry a king.
After the death of Severus, Julia Domna continued to receive honors from her sons, and even after Antoninus had his younger brother murdered in her arms, she continued to support him, accompanying him on his last campaign to the East.
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 Septimius Severus
Septimius Severus issued a series of coins honoring the legions that supported his assumption of the Purple.
Legion XIIII was the personal legion of Septimius and accompanied him to the East during his campaign against Pescennius Niger.
Other barbaric coins of Septimius are covered on a page of their own.
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