• The African Emperor: Septimius Severus

    The African Emperor: Septimius Severus (Hardback) By (author) Anthony Birley


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    DescriptionSeptimus Severus was descended from Phoenician settlers in Tripolitania, North Africa and was emperor of Rome AD 193-211. Using archaeological discoveries from the 1960s onwards, together with literary sources, the author shows how "African" and "Roman" this man was and explores the meaning of his background and career. Birley begins by examining Severus' origins and rise to power, before going on to consider his military victories in Mesopotamia, Syria and Arabia which annexed more territory for Rome. Birley also looks at his time in Britain, where he saught to conquer Caledonia and was to die at York. Anthony Birley is author of "The People of Roman Britain", "Life in Roman Britain" and "Marcus Aurelius: A Biography".

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    The African Emperor
    Septimius Severus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anthony Birley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 762 g
    ISBN 13: 9780713456943
    ISBN 10: 0713456949

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS002020, BIO006000
    DC19: 937.070924
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD, NHC
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Imprint name
    Batsford Ltd
    Publication date
    05 October 1988
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    The emperor; Lepcis Magna - from free state to colonia; life in Roman Tripolitania; the broad stripe; into the emperor's service; a caesar born to the purple; the great marshall; Julia Domna; the conspirators; the year 193; the war against Niger; the war against Albinus; Parthia and Egypt; return to Africa; the year in Italy; expeditio felicissima Brittannica; aftermath and assessment.