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published on 02 October 2011
Emperor Caracalla was born Lucius Septimius Bassianus on the 4th of April 188 CE in Lugdunum (Lyon) where his father Septimius Severus was serving as the governor of Gallia Lugdunensis during the last years of the Emperor Commodus.  When Caracalla was seven, his name was changed to Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.  This was done because of the wish... [continue reading]

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