Other essays deal with the meaning of words relating to movement in Varro's De Lingua Latina, movement and space in Rome in Martial's Epigrams, the increasing tendency in the first century AD to have shop thresholds on the right-hand side, the location of carved game boards in the Forum Romanum and what that reveals about movement and visibility and construction traffic generated by the Arch of Septimius Severus
It reflects the beliefs and cultural traditions of the late 180s, the show evokes the commonplace worship of the sun god and Julia's first meeting with her future husband, the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
. Their love blossoms in Homs and they are married amongst widespread joy and festivities.
Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, Pertinax, Didius Julianus, Septimius Severus
. With nothing else to do at 3 a.m., I sometimes begin to see a pattern in the succession of tough soldiers, distinguished bureaucrats, and princes born to the purple.
Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna : Leptis Magna was enlarged and embellished by Septimius Severus
, who was born there and later became emperor.
55: 'The poem is really in honour of Julia Domna, the Syrian wife of the Libyan (African) Emperor Septimius Severus
. Julia Domna is identified with the Virgin, whom coins of Severus show riding on the Lion, and it seems to be the case that this Syrian constellation-worship travelled to Africa with the Phoenicians: Dido, in Virgil, worships the "law-giver Ceres".
Founded by Phoenicians about 1100 B.C., the city became prominent when native son Septimius Severus
was emperor of Rome between 193 and 211 A.D.
In 193 A.D., Septimius Severus
, a native son of the Libyan city of Leptis Magna, became Roman Emperor.
The birthplace of Emperor Septimius Severus
, its amphitheater, marbled baths, colonnaded streets and a basilica are considered the jewel in the crown of its Roman legacy.
Celebrating Septimius Severus
: York's African Emperor
Carved into marble slabs around 210 A.D., during the rule of the emperor Septimius Severus
, the map was originally hung on a wall in the Templum Pacis (Temple of Peace), which stood in the middle of an enclosure called Forum of Peace.
But Archers saves the best till last - the magnificent ruins at Leptis Magna, birthplace of the Roman Empire's only African emperor, Septimius Severus
, and the country's biggest draw.
The Untold Invasion of Britain (9.00pm) The legacy of Septimius Severus
, an African who became Emperor of Rome, and proceeded to lead a campaign against Britons holding ground north of Hadrian's Wall.