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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
Born 11 Aprile 145(145-04-11)[1]
Lepcis Magna (the day Khoms, Libie)
Died 4 Februar 211(211-02-04) (aged 65)[2]
Eboracum (the day York, Ingland)
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[3] (as emperor)
Dynasty Severan
Faither Publius Septimius Geta
Mither Fulvia Pia

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. Birley (1999), p. 1.
  2. Birley (1999), p. 187.
  3. 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.
  4. In Classical Laitin, Severus' name would be inscribed as LVCIVS SEPTIMIVS SEVERVS AVGVSTVS.
  5. Birley (1999), p. 113.