Septimius Severinus - One of the worst Roman
emperors of all time
Why do I say this? Well, let me tell you something Ernie!!!
He succeeded a guy called Commodus
- who liked to
to dress like the god Hercules, wearing
lion skins and carrying a club.
what can one say??
He paid buggar
all attention to civil affairs.
His wife Domna of Berytus was far more talented than
but he hogged all the glory. She developed
FAR MORE culture than he did.
was a rotten parent - presiding over a VERY dysfunctional family.
Geta was the younger son of the emperor Septimius Severus.
Geta's rivalry with his older brother, Caracalla,
culminated in Geta's murder
less than a year after Severus' death
He quickly transformed the authority of the
into a military
dictatorship and bumped off the Senate
He went around slaughtering martyrs -
is the first recorded Christian martyr. The traditional date of his death
during the persecution under the Emperor Diocletian;
but many scholars now
date it as around 209, during the persecution
under the Emperor Septimius Severus.
After the end of the Severan dynasty in 235,
fifty years of anarchy
under twenty different emperors followed
until Diocletian restored order in 284.
Typical lack of delegation of duties, leaving the Empire vulnerable
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