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Soldier emperors
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The term SE was first [1. 13] used to describe the emperors "from the end of the reign of Commodus until the beginning of that of Diocletian" (AD 192-284), but today the Severan dynasty (AD 193-235; Septimius [II 7]) is generally kept separate (as already [2. 393-468]: Severans = military monarchy, subsequently military anarchy) and only the period from Maximinus [2] Thrax (235-238) to Diocletianus (284-305) is called the period of the SE or the "Crisis of the 3rd cent. AD." The term delimits the turmoil of the 3rd cent. (Rome I. E. 2.e) from stable phases of the Rom…

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Franke, Thomas (Bochum), “Soldier emperors”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 11 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1116500>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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