Septimius Severus: The African Emperor - Roman Imperial Biographies (Paperback)Anthony R. Birley (author)
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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'?
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 22 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"A Surprisingly rich picture of the emperor's times."
-Ramsey Macmillan, "Ancient History
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