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Encyclopedia > Julia Domna
Roman imperial dynasties
Severan dynasty

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Interlude, Macrinus
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Alexander Severus

Julia Domna (170-217) was member of the Severan dynasty of the Roman Empire. Empress and wife of Roman Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus and mother of Emperors Geta and Caracalla, Julia Domna was among the most important women ever to exercise power behind the throne in the Roman Empire. The Severan dynasty is a lineage of Roman Emperors, reigning several decades from the late 2nd century to the early 3rd century. ... Julia Domna - bust in the Louvre, Paris File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Lucius Septimius Severus (b. ... Publius Septimius Geta Publius Septimius Geta (March 7, 189–December 211), was a Roman Emperor co-ruling with his father Septimius Severus and his older brother Caracalla from 209 to his death. ... Caracalla (April 4, 186 – April 8, 217) was Roman Emperor from 211 – 217. ... Lucius Septimius Severus (b. ... Publius Septimius Geta Publius Septimius Geta (March 7, 189–December 211), was a Roman Emperor co-ruling with his father Septimius Severus and his older brother Caracalla from 209 to his death. ... Caracalla (April 4, 186 – April 8, 217) was Roman Emperor from 211 – 217. ... Publius Septimius Geta Publius Septimius Geta (March 7, 189–December 211), was a Roman Emperor co-ruling with his father Septimius Severus and his older brother Caracalla from 209 to his death. ... Caracalla (April 4, 186 – April 8, 217) was Roman Emperor from 211 – 217. ... Caracalla (April 4, 186 – April 8, 217) was Roman Emperor from 211 – 217. ... Macrinus on an aureus. ... A bust depicting Elagabalus. ... Alexander Severus Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexandrus (October 1, 208- March 18?, 235), commonly called Alexander Severus, Roman emperor from 222 to 235, was born at Arca Caesarea in Palestine. ... Alexander Severus Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexandrus (October 1, 208- March 18?, 235), commonly called Alexander Severus, Roman emperor from 222 to 235, was born at Arca Caesarea in Palestine. ... For other uses, see number 170. ... Events Macrinus becomes Roman Emperor on the death of Caracalla. ... The Severan dynasty is a lineage of Roman Emperors, reigning several decades from the late 2nd century to the early 3rd century. ... Motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) The Roman Empire at its greatest extent, c. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lucius Septimius Severus (b. ... Geta can be either: Geta, Åland - a Municipality in Finland. ... Caracalla (April 4, 186 – April 8, 217) was Roman Emperor from 211 – 217. ...


Domna was a woman of Syrian origin. Like her elder sister Julia Maesa, Julia Domna was a daughter of Julius Bassianus, priest of the sun god Heliogabalus, the patron god of Emesa (modern Homs) in the Roman province of Syria. Julia Maesa (about 170- about 226) was daughter of Julius Bassianus, priest of the sun god Heliogabalus, the patron god of Emesa in the Roman province of Syria. ... Gaius Julius Bassianus or Bassus, also known as Julius Bassianus (?-towards 217) was a Syrian who lived in the second and third century. ... Homs (Arabic: , transliteration: ) is a western city in Syria and the capital of the Homs Governorate. ... Map of the Roman Empire, with the provinces, after 120. ...


In the late 180s, Julia Domna married future Emperor Septimius Severus. Legend says that Severus, then governor of Gallia Lugdunensis, specifically asked for her to be his bride despite the fact that he did not know either Julia or her family, due to the forecast of her horoscope that promised she would become a queen. The marriage proved to be a happy one and Severus cherished his wife and her political opinions, since she was very well read and keen on philosophy. Together, they had Lucius Septimius Bassianus (Caracalla) in 188 and Publius Septimius Geta in 189. Lucius Septimius Severus (b. ... Roman province of Gallia Lugdunensis, 120 AD Gallia Lugdunensis was a province of the Roman Empire roughly encompassing the regions of Brittany, Normandy and the area around Lutetia Parisiorum (Paris) in what is now the modern country of France. ... A horoscope calculated for January 1, 2000 at 12:01:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time in New York City, New York, USA (Longitude: 074W0023 - Latitude: 40N4251). In astrology, a horoscope is a chart or diagram representing the positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets, the astrological aspects... Caracalla (April 4, 186 – April 8, 217) was Roman Emperor from 211 – 217. ... Events Himiko is said to have begun her reign in Japan. ... Publius Septimius Geta Publius Septimius Geta (March 7, 189–December 211), was a Roman Emperor co-ruling with his father Septimius Severus and his older brother Caracalla from 209 to his death. ... Events Pope Victor I succeeds Pope Eleuterus The Prince of Hongnong succeeds Han Lingdi as Chinese emperor of Han Dynasty Dong Zhuo has the Prince of Hongnong poisoned and installs Han Xiandi as emperor. ...


When Severus became emperor in 193 he had a civil war waiting for him, against rivals such as Pescennius Niger and Clodius Albinus. Julia Domna accompanied him in his campaigns in the East, an uncommon event in a time when women were expected to wait in Rome for their husbands. Nevertheless, she remained with the emperor and among the several proofs of affection and favour are the minting of coins with her portrait and the title mater castrorum (mother of the camp). Events June 1 – Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated in his palace. ... Pescennius Niger as emperor. ... Clodius Albinus. ...


Julia now had complete power and ruled behind the Roman Empire. Many early Romans disliked the fact of her ruling over the throne when Septimius Severus was at war.

As empress, Julia was often involved in intrigues and had plenty political enemies that accused her of treason and adultery. None of these accusations were proven, Severus continued to favour his wife and insisted on her company in the campaign against the Britons that started in 208. When Severus died, in 211 in York, Julia became the mediator between their two sons. Caracalla and Geta who were to rule as joint emperors, according to their father's wishes expressed on his will. But the two young men were never fond of each other and quarrelled frequently. Geta was murdered by Caracalla's soldiers in the same year. Julia Domna - bust in the Louvre, Paris File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... hello my name is marco u ... This article is about the year 211. ... York is a city in North Yorkshire, England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ... Caracalla (April 4, 186 – April 8, 217) was Roman Emperor from 211 – 217. ... Geta can be either: Geta, Åland - a Municipality in Finland. ...


Caracalla was now sole emperor, but his relations with his mother were difficult, as attested by several sources, probably due to his involvement in Geta's murder. Nevertheless, Julia Domna accompanied Caracalla in his campaign against the Parthian empire in 217. During this trip, Caracalla was assassinated and succeeded (briefly) by Macrinus. On hearing about the rebellion, Julia Domna chose to commit suicide. She was later deified. Parthian Empire at its greatest extent, c60 BCE. The Parthian Empire was the dominating force on the Iranian plateau beginning in the late 3rd century BCE, and intermittently controlled Mesopotamia between ca 190 BCE and 224 CE. Parthia was the arch-enemy of the Roman Empire in the east and... Events Macrinus becomes Roman Emperor on the death of Caracalla. ... Macrinus on an aureus. ...


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The place of the matrona (a Roman woman) in the society was mostly indoors, taking care of the family and household. ... This is a family tree of the Severan dynasty of the Roman Empire. ...

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Julia Domna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (448 words)
Like her sister Julia Maesa, Julia Domna was a daughter of Julius Bassianus, priest of the sun god Heliogabalus, the patron god of Emesa in the Roman province of Syria.
Julia Domna accompanied him in his campaigns in the East, an uncommon event in a time when women were expected to wait in Rome for their husbands.
As empress, Julia was often involved in intrigues and had plenty political enemies that accused her of treason and adultery.
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