Septimius Severus: Countdown To Death (Paperback)
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Short Description for Septimius Severus Only one other book on this Roman emperor - the other is a more academic fusty title, where this one brings the subject to life; dramatised as first person narrative. Septimius was from North Africa and this books fits under early Libya history as well. Foreword by Jonathan Tubb.
- Published: 28 March 2014
- Format: Paperback 210 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781908531179 ISBN 10: 1908531177
Full description for Septimius Severus
Born in the province of Leptis Magna in Africa Septimius Severus was Roman Emperor from 193 to 211. Severus seized power after the death of Emperor Pertinax in 193 during the Year of the Five Emperors. Once he had reaffirmed his rule over the Western Provinces, Severus waged a brief war in the East against the Parthian Empire, sacking their capital Ctesiphon in 197 and expanding the eastern frontier to the Tigris. Late in his reign he travelled to Britain, strengthening Hadrian's Wall and and re-occupying the Antonine Wall. In 208 he began the conquest of Caledonia (modern Scotland) but his ambitions were cut short when he fell fatally ill in late 210. With the succession of his sons, Severus founded the Severan Dynasty, the last dynasty of the Empire before the Crisis of the Third Century.