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Septimius Severus / Edition 2
     

Septimius Severus / Edition 2

by Anthony R Birley
 

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ISBN-10: 0415165911

ISBN-13: 9780415165914

Pub. Date: 03/11/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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'?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415165914
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/11/1999
Series:
Roman Imperial Biographies Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
902,454
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile:
1230L (what's this?)

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