Septimius Severus: Countdown To Death

Septimius Severus: Countdown To Death


By (author) Yasmine Zahran

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  • Publisher: Gilgamesh Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 210 pages
  • Dimensions: 133mm x 203mm 505g
  • Publication date: 28 July 2015
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1908531177
  • ISBN 13: 9781908531179
  • Sales rank: 2,006,936

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A rare biography of the Roman Emperor who presided as the Empire was at its largest extent, ahead of imminent decline.Adopted son of Marcus Aurelius, Septimius Severus (AD 145211) waged war against the Parthians, sacked Ctesiphon, extended the empire in United Kingdom, reinforced Hadrian's Wall, and finally died in York, England, cursing the English weather. His sons went on to found the Severan Dynasty."

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Yasmine Zahran: Yasmine Zahran - Author of Philip the Arab: A Study in Prejudice and Septimius Severus: Countdown to Death. Born in Ramallah, Palestine, she was educated at Columbia University, New York, and the University of London, and received a doctorate in archaeology at the Sorbonne, Paris. She worked at UNESCO for a number of years and established, directed and taught at the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem (1991-1995). She divides her time between Paris and Ramallah, where she writes and researches, besides traveling extensively to visit archaeological sites. Jonathan Tubb: Curator for Near Middle East at the British Museum in London.

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Author interviews in the Arab media, including Al-Hayat newspaper in London.