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🎧 SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS IN SCOTLAND

A recording from Chalke Valley History Festival 2018 Septimius Severus was one of the great Roman warrior emperors yet this fighting general and emperor, born in the heat of North Africa, died in the freezing cold of a Yorkshire winter in AD 211. In this talk, archaeologist and historian Simon Elliott explains how and why, […]

THE SCOTTISH CAMPAIGNS OF SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS

This article was first published in Turning Points of the Ancient World on 18 March 2018. The year was AD 207. In Rome the great warrior-Emperor, Septimius Severus, was bored. He’d hacked his way to power in AD 193 in the ‘Year of Five Emperors’, then fought two campaigns in the East (including the sack of the […]