The Decline

Period Overview

Lucius Septimius Severus Bust

Emperor Severus

Life: AD 145 – 211 Early Life Lucius Septimius Severus was born on 1 April AD 145 at Lepcis Magna in Tripolitania. His family was of African descent. His paternal …

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Marcus Didius Severus Julianus - "Julianus" Bust

Emperor Julianus

Life: AD 133 – 193 Name: Marcus Didius Severus Julianus Born on 30 January AD 133 at Milan. Consul AD 120, 139, 140, 145. Became emperor in 28 March AD …

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Emperor Pertinax

Emperor Pertinax

Life: AD 126 – 193 Early Life Publius Helvius Pertinax was born at Alba Pompeia in Liguria in AD 126. His father was a freed slave who allegedly named his …

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The Decline of the Roman Empire

Period: AD 193 – 337 Second Crisis of the EmpireAD 193 – 194 Publius Helvius Pertinax – “Pertinax” Reign: AD 193 Whatever the nature of the conspiracy against Commodus, it …

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