Lucius Septimius Severus who lived from 145/146 AD to 211 AD was a Roman Emperor of Libyan descent from Lepcis Magna, who reigned April 14, 193 AD to February 4, 211 AD. Septimius came from a locally prominent Punic family who had a history of rising to senatorial as well as consular status His first visit to Rome was around 163 AD during... [continue reading]
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published on 30 December 2012
The Arch of Septimius Severus in Rome was built in 203 CE and was dedicated by the Senate and the People of Rome (S.P.Q.R.) to both Septemius Severus and his son Caracalla in honour of their victories against the Parthians, relief scenes of which, decorate the arch.
The triumphal arch of Septimius Severus in the Forum Romanum of Rome, erected in 203 CE to commemorate victory over the Parthians.
The triumphal arch of Septimius Severus in Rome, erected in 203 CE to commemorate victory over the Parthians.
A column plinth from the arch of Septimius Severus in Rome, 203 CE. The relief sculpture depicts a Roman soldier with a Parthian prisoner.
published on 31 July 2012
Museum of Djemila (Roman Cuicul in modern-day Algeria): The Museum is to the left on entering the site and, as ever, is best visited before the ruins. At quiet times, it is kept locked, but will be opened if you ask at the entrance to the site. Outside the museum building there are some of the many tombstones and other funerary sculptures, the outer walls... [continue reading]
Julia Domna, Empress and wife of Roman Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus, c. 193 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
One of the heads of Gorgon from the new severan forum.
The inscription on the arch of Septimius Severus in Rome (203 CE). It is repeated on both façades, and shows that the triumphal arch was dedicated to Emperor Septimius Severus and his two sons Caracalla and Geta who ‘restored the Republic and expanded the dominion of the Roman people’ in successful military campaigns against the Parthians.
NOTE: This article has now become the definition of Caracalla. Even though it is now a duplicate entry we're keeping it for all those who have linked to it. The emperor Caracalla was born Lucius Septimius Bassianus on the 4 of April, 188, in Lugdunum (Lyon), where his father Septimius Severus was serving as the governor of Gallia Lugdunensis... [continue reading]
One of the four relief panels and friezes from the arch of Septimius Severus in Rome, 203 CE. The panels, two on each façade, depict battle scenes, seiges, prisoners, and the emperor addressing his troops during his campaigns in Parthia in the last decade of the 2nd century CE.