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Septimius Severus

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SEPTIMUS SEVERUS first BLACK Emperor of ROME

 

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Emperors of Rome: Septimius Severus

 

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Severus: The Black Caesar - Septimius Severus meets Julia Domna

 

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Septimius Severus, also known as Severus, was Roman emperor from 193 to 211. He was born in Leptis Magna in the Roman province of Africa. As a young man he advanced through the cursus honorum—the customary succession of offices—under the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. Severus seized power after the death of Emperor Pertinax in 193 during the Year of the Five Emperors.
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