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Septimius Severus

The African Emperor

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Septimius Severus by Anthony R Birley
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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'?

Author Biography

Anthony R. Birley is Professor of Ancient History at Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf. He was previously Professor of Ancient History at Manchester University. His previous books include three on Roman Britain as well as biographies of Marcus Aurelius and Hadrian.
Release date NZ
March 11th, 1999
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd New edition
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
320
Dimensions
156x234x22
ISBN-13
9780415165914
Product ID
1738891

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