Septimius Severus: The African Emperor

Septimius Severus The African Emperor 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 P

  • Title: Septimius Severus: The African Emperor
  • Author: Anthony Richard Birley
  • ISBN: 9780415165914
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 baIn 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

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  • Although this book is, as far as I can tell, impeccably researched, it is nevertheless the *driest* biography I've ever read. Best to avoid this one unless you need it for reference - you know, when you *really* need the facts about the life and reign of Septimius Severus.


  • This is a rather dry, scholarly biography of the Roman emperor Septimius Severus--perhaps the most thorough one available in English. Much attention is paid to his African background and Phoenician heritage.


  • So far so good. It goes into considerable detail on the Emperor who helped usher in the crisis of the third century.


  • Very informative biography of the Emperor, of interest more to the researcher and academic than the general reader, as the author is not a stylist.



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