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Author Birley, Anthony, 1937-2020.

Title Septimius Severus : the African emperor / Anthony R. Birley
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1999

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 292 pages) : illustrations
Contents Chapter 1 THE EMPORIA -- chapter 2 LEPCIS MAGNA: FROM FREE STATE TO COLONIA -- chapter 3 LIFE IN ROMAN TRIPOLITANIA -- chapter 4 THE BROAD STRIPE -- chapter 5 INTO THE EMPEROR'S SERVICE -- chapter 6 A CAESAR BORN TO THE PURPLE -- chapter 7 THE GREAT MARSHAL -- chapter 8 JULIA DOMNA -- chapter 9 THE CONSPIRATORS -- chapter 10 THE YEAR 193 -- chapter 11 THE WAR AGAINST NIGER -- chapter 12 THE WAR AGAINST ALBINUS -- chapter 13 PARTHIA AND EGYPT -- chapter 14 RETURN TO AFRICA -- chapter 15 THE YEARS IN ITALY -- chapter 16 EXPEDITIO FELICISSIMA BRITTANNICA -- chapter 17 AFTERMATH AND ASSESSMENT -- chapter Abbreviations used in Appendices and Notes -- chapter 1 Ancient Sources and Modern Scholarship -- chapter the Julii of Emesa, and their connections -- chapter References and Notes -- chapter Bibliographies
Summary In this, the only biography of Septimius Severus in English, Anthony R. Birley explors how 'Roman' or otherwise this man was and examines his remarkable background and career. Severus was descended from Phoenician settlers in Tripolitania, and his reign, AD 193-211, represents a key point in Roman history. Birley explores what was African and what was Roman in Septimius' background, given that he came from an African city. He asks whether Septimius was a 'typical cosmopolitan bureaucrat', a 'new Hannibal on the throne of Caesar' or 'principle author of the decline of the Roman Empire'?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-274) and index
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Subject Severus, Lucius Septimius, Emperor of Rome, 146-211.
SUBJECT Severus, Lucius Septimius, Emperor of Rome, 146-211 fast
Subject Emperors -- Rome -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical.
HISTORY -- Ancient.
Emperors
SUBJECT Rome -- History -- Lucius Septimius Severus, 193-211. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85115146
Subject Rome (Empire)
Romeinse rijk.
Genre/Form Electronic books
History
Biographies
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Biographies.
Biographies.
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