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Birley, Septimius Severus the African Emperor (London & New York 1988) 124-25.
Now believed to have been stationed in Britannia prior to the reign of Emperor Septimius Severus, this unit, the Numerus Maurorum Aurelianorum ("maures" in Greek means "dark" or "black"), part of Legio III, was posted there to defend the Empire from the invading Northerners from the other side of Hadrian's Wall.
From the impressive Triumphal Arch of Septimius Severus to the massive seaside Amphitheatre and Circus, this city, which had its heyday in the 2nd and 3rd Centuries AD, is a series of jaw-dropping sights.
The series concludes with a new theory about how the Great Fire of London started, while The Untold Invasion of Britain is about Septimius Severus, an African who became Emperor of Rome.
Finally, The Untold Invasion Of Britain, tells the story of a very bloody foreigner - the only black Roman Emperor - Septimius Severus, an African who seized Rome's throne in a civil war and then fought a brutal campaign in Britain transforming the country in his wake.
With the aid of animated sequences, it's the story of the only black 1Roman Emperor - Septimius Severus.
210 AFTER suffering heavy losses since invading Scotland two years earlier, Roman Emperor Septimius Severus finally decided to call a truce, before losing up to 50,000 men retreating to Hadrian's wall.
From seeing the direct political connections made by Octavian to the newly divinized Julius Caesar (sestertius, 5-2-3) to being able to reconstruct the now lost gateway to the Forum of Trajan (aureus, 11-7), or to view the dynastic sensibilities of Septimius Severus (aureus, 16-3) and the first Christian motif on an imperial coin of Constantine (medallion, 20-4), students have an opportunity to understand the mass impact of the imperial message by studying these coins.
His SS Luca e Martina (1634), one of the first curved fronts in Baroque Rome, hasclosely packed columns in the Composite order, probably in tribute to that of the adjacent Arch of Septimius Severus, a point not mentioned by Merz.
211 Roman Emperor Septimius Severus died, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two sons, Caracalla and Geta.
117 and Septimius Severus in 198/99, failed to conquer the city.
176-180; his embassy to Septimius Severus in Rome (described by Philostratos in the passage above but not quoted here), during which he debated Herakleides, evidently took place in 202 or 203, before the emperor traveled to Africa.