Roman Portraiture, SPQR

Felix dies natalis, Septimi Severe!

Septimius Severus was born on 11 April 145 AD in the African city of Leptis Magna, whose magnificent ruins are located in modern-day Libya, 130 miles east of Tripoli. Although Severus was not a member of the Antonine Dynasty, he and his descendants had close ties with the Antonine emperors. Severus' grandfather was a duumvir under Trajan, his cousins received suffect consulships… Continue reading Felix dies natalis, Septimi Severe!