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Septimius Severus: The African Emperor - Roman Imperial Biographies (Paperback)
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Septimius Severus: The African Emperor - Roman Imperial Biographies (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 11/03/1999
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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'?

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415165914
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 22 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"In this excellent book, [Septimius Severus] is rehabilitated as an able if ruthless leader and a remarkable man."
-"The Independent
"A Surprisingly rich picture of the emperor's times."
-Ramsey Macmillan, "Ancient History

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