The imperium Romanum in the reign of Septimius Severus (AD 193–211)
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As a ruler, Septimius Severus was profoundly shaped by his long struggle to gain the throne. Almost four years elapsed from his acclamation as emperor by the Pannonian legions at Carnuntum (where he had resided as legatus Augusti pro praetore of Pannonia superior since 191) in April 193 until his acceptance across the whole empire following his victory over Clodius Albinus at Lugdunum on 19 February 197. The lessons learned during this period made themselves felt in many of his governmental measur…

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Olshausen, E., “The imperium Romanum in the reign of Septimius Severus (AD 193–211)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 22 September 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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