Septimius Severus

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Septimius Severus
21st Emperor o the Roman Empire
Septimius Severus busto-Musei Capitolini.jpg
Alabaster bust o Septimius Severus at Musei Capitolini, Roum
Reign 14 Aprile 193 AD – 4 Februar 211
Predecessor Didius Julianus
Successor Caracalla an Geta
Issue Caracalla an Publius Septimius Geta
(both by Julia Domna)
Full name
Lucius Septimius Severus (frae birth tae accession);
Caesar Lucius Septimius Severus Eusebes Pertinax Augustus[1] (as emperor)
Dynasty Severan
Faither Publius Septimius Geta
Mither Fulvia Pia
Born 11 Aprile 145(145-04-11)[2]
Lepcis Magna (the day Khoms, Libie)
Died 4 Februar 211(211-02-04) (agit 65)[3]
Eboracum (the day York, Ingland)

Septimius Severus (Laitin: Lucius Septimius Severus Augustus;[4] 11 Aprile 145 – 4 Februar 211), an aa kent as Severus, wis Roman Emperor frae 193 tae 211. Severus wis born in Leptis Magna in the province o Africae. As a young man he advanced through the cursus honorum—the customary succession o offices—unner the reigns o Marcus Aurelius an Commodus. Severus seized pouer efter the daith o Emperor Pertinax in 193 during the Year o the Five Emperors.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Paget, James Carleton, Jews, Christians and Jewish Christians in Antiquity, Mohr Siebeck, 2010, p. 398; Goodman, Martin, Rome & Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilisations, Penguin, 2008, p. 505.
  2. Birley (1999), p. 1.
  3. Birley (1999), p. 187.
  4. In Classical Laitin, Severus' name would be inscribed as LVCIVS SEPTIMIVS SEVERVS AVGVSTVS.
  5. Birley (1999), p. 113.