Septimius Severus

The 21st emperor of the Roman Empire

Family

193-211

Of African descent

Father-Publius Septimius Geta

Mother-Fulvia Pia

Sister-Septimia Octavilla

Former Wife-Paccia Marciana

Wife-Julia Domna

Sons-Geta and Caracalla

War with Antoninus

He started a war with Antoninus. After Antoninus' defeat he fled and stabbed himself.

Septimius cut off his head and sent it to Rome. He then trampled the body with his horse. Then threw Antoninus' body along with his wife's and son's into a river.

Construction

Severus built the Arch of Septimius Severus. It commemorates the victory over the Parthians. He built a road from Adriatic Sea to Bosphorus. Rebuilt Severan Sea Walls. Also built the hippodrome.
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