ISBN-10:
0415165911
ISBN-13:
9780415165914
Pub. Date:
11/18/1999
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Septimius Severus: The African Emperor / Edition 2

Septimius Severus: The African Emperor / Edition 2

by Anthony R BirleyAnthony R Birley
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Overview

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'?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415165914
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/18/1999
Series: Roman Imperial Biographies
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile: 1230L (what's this?)

About the Author

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.

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