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Alexander Severus

(Marcus Aurelius Alexander Severus) (sĭvēr`əs), d. 235, Roman emperor (222–35), b. Syria. His name was changed (221) from Alexius Bassianus when he was adopted as the successor to HeliogabalusHeliogabalus
or Elagabalus
, c.205–222, Roman emperor (218–22). He was a priest of the local sun god, Elagabalus, at Emesa and was named Varius Avitus Bassianus.
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. Although he won a triumph in a campaign (232) against Ardashir I of Persia, he could not maintain discipline among his own troops and had to retire from battle. In a mutiny on the Rhine, he and his mother, Julia Mamaea, were murdered by the supporters of MaximinMaximin
(Caius Julius Verus Maximinus) , d. 238, Roman emperor (235–38). A rough Thracian soldier of great physical strength, he rose in the army, and when the soldiers revolted against Alexander Severus, they proclaimed Maximin emperor at Mainz.
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 (d. 238).

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see Alexander SeverusAlexander Severus
(Marcus Aurelius Alexander Severus) , d. 235, Roman emperor (222–35), b. Syria. His name was changed (221) from Alexius Bassianus when he was adopted as the successor to Heliogabalus.
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The eastern entrance, as mentioned above, was the city-side entrance; and, whether or not there were intermediate inscriptions honoring Alexander Severus in this area, there was certainly an unmistakable topographic reference to him available to all temple visitors.
Most people will therefore know what to expect in this account of the dynasty which was founded by Septimius Severus, whom Bacon thought was one of the ablest of all emperors, and ended with the murder of Alexander Severus, a ruler Grant has plainly little time for (26).
These elevated parts of the city had been without water since the destruction of the Roman aqueducts built by Alexander Severus some 1300 years previously.
24)In his Works of Ausonius Green deviates even further from the evidence by suggesting that the Tyranni covered the period from Alexander Severus to Ausonius' own time (pp.
He reasoned that the name of the first figure within the pi-like architecture, who had variously been identified as Achilles, Apollo, Alexander the Great, Alexander Severus, Adonis, Bacchus, Orpheus, Pluto, Paris, Peleus, Dionysus, Perseus, and Augusms, to name a few, would begin with a P.
In this context, it is worth considering other evidence to confirm Severan military colonisation: specifically, a passage from the biography of Alexander Severus, in the Historia Augusta, and a reference in the 2nd to 3rd-century jurist Julius Paulus (Dig.
Two years ago, his heavily backed Alexander Severus looked to have the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at his mercy before fading into fourth, never to run again after suffering a fatal injury that year.
The form of his sixth to Alexander Severus at Leopardstown last month is working out well and so is his fourth to Kempes over Christmas.
The emperor Alexander Severus (AD 222-235) is said by his Roman pagan biographer to have placed a bust of Christ in his private chapel--he would hardly have so honoured someone in whose existence he did not believe.
He also traveled extensively--to Rome in 212, to Arabia in 215, to Antioch at the invitation of Julia Mamaea, mother of the Emperor Alexander Severus, and to Palestine in 216.
Jumbo Rio is the best of them but the ill-fated Alexander Severus could have been very classy, while Kasimali won a few races and Capellanus was fancied for the Fred Winter before a setback intervened.