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Encyclopedia > Publius Septimius Geta
Geta
Emperor of the Roman Empire
Reign 209 - February 4, 211
(with Severus & Caracalla);
February - December 211 (with Caracalla)
Full name Publius Septimius Geta
Born March 7, 189
Rome
Died December 211
Predecessor Septimius Severus (alone)
Successor Caracalla (alone)
Dynasty Severan
Father Septimius Severus
Mother Julia Domna
Roman imperial dynasties
Severan dynasty

The Severan Tondo
Septimius Severus alone
Children
   Geta
   Caracalla
Septimius Severus, with Geta and Caracalla
Geta and Caracalla
Caracalla alone
Interlude, Macrinus
Elagabalus
Children
   Alexander Severus, adoptive
Alexander Severus

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. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Motto Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) The Roman Empire at its greatest extent, c. ... Publius Septimius Geta - 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. ... Events Publius Septimius Geta receives the titles of Imperator and Augustus from his father, Roman emperor Septimius Severus. ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 211. ... Lucius Septimius Severus (b. ... Caracalla (April 4, 186 – April 8, 217) was Roman Emperor from 211 – 217. ... This article is about the year 211. ... Caracalla (April 4, 186 – April 8, 217) was Roman Emperor from 211 – 217. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (67th in leap years). ... 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. ... This article is about the year 211. ... Lucius Septimius Severus (b. ... Caracalla (April 4, 186 – April 8, 217) was Roman Emperor from 211 – 217. ... The Severan dynasty is a lineage of Roman Emperors, reigning several decades from the late 2nd century to the early 3rd century. ... Lucius Septimius Severus (b. ... Julia Domna (170-217) was member of the Severan dynasty of 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. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1069x1087, 1311 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Alexander Severus Septimius Severus Caracalla Publius Septimius Geta Severan Tondo ... Severan Tondo, tondo of the Severan family, with portraits of Septimius Severus, Julia Domna, Caracalla, and Geta. ... Lucius Septimius Severus (b. ... Caracalla (April 4, 186 – April 8, 217) was Roman Emperor from 211 – 217. ... Lucius Septimius Severus (b. ... 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. ... 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. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (67th in leap years). ... 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. ... This article is about the year 211. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lucius Septimius Severus (b. ... Caracalla (April 4, 186 – April 8, 217) was Roman Emperor from 211 – 217. ...

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Life

Caracalla and Geta by Lawrence Alma-Tadema. 1907.
Caracalla and Geta by Lawrence Alma-Tadema. 1907.

Geta was the younger son of Septimius Severus by his second wife Julia Domna. Geta was born in Rome, at a time when his father was only a provincial governor at the service of emperor Commodus. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1325, 562 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Caracalla Publius Septimius Geta ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1325, 562 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Caracalla Publius Septimius Geta ... Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, OM, RA (January 8, 1836, Dronrijp, the Netherlands. ... Julia Domna (170-217) was member of the Severan dynasty of the Roman Empire. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus (August 31, 161–December 31, 192) was a Roman Emperor who ruled from 180 to 192. ...


Geta was always in a place secondary to his older brother Lucius, the heir known as Caracalla. Perhaps due to this, the relations between the two were difficult from their early years. Conflicts were constant and often required the mediation of their mother. To appease his youngest son, Septimius Severus gave Geta the title of Augustus in 209. During the campaign against the Britons of the early 3rd century, the imperial propaganda publicized a happy family that shared the responsibilities of rule. Caracalla was his father's second in command, Julia Domna the trusted counsellor and Geta had administrative and bureaucratic duties. Truth was that the rivalry and antipathy between the brothers was far from being improved.


When Septimius Severus died in York in the beginning of 211, Caracalla and Geta were proclaimed joint emperors and returned to Rome. Caracalla soon had his brother killed. York is a city in North Yorkshire, England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ...


Following Geta's assassination, Caracalla damned his memory and ordered his name to be removed from all inscriptions. The now sole emperor also took the opportunity to get rid of his political enemies, on the grounds of conspiracy with the deceased. Contemporary sources refer to numbers of about 20,000 persons of both sexes killed and/or proscribed during this time. Damnatio memoriae is the Latin phrase literally meaning damnation of memory, in the sense of removed from the remembrance. ...


Mythical king of Britain

Geoffrey of Monmouth (a highly un-reliable source for the history of Roman Britain) claims that Geta was raised to the kingship of the Britons by the Roman legions still occupying York. The Britons, however, raised Caracalla to the throne because Monmouth states Caracalla was the son of a Briton mother. This contradicts evidence that Geta and Caracalla had the same mother. Regardless, the shared throne was not a success: the brothers argued about every decision, from law to political appointments. Later sources speculate about the desire of the two of splitting the empire in two halves. By the end of the year, the situation was unbearable. Caracalla tried to murder Geta during the festival of Saturnalia without success. Later in December he arranged a meeting with his brother in his mother's apartments, and had him murdered in her arms by centurions. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Geoffrey of Monmouth Geoffrey of Monmouth (c. ... The term Briton may have the following meanings: in a historical context: an inhabitant of Great Britain in pre-Roman times a descendant of Britons during a later period (e. ... Saturnalia is the feast at which the Romans commemorated the dedication of the temple of the god Saturn, which took place on 17 December. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


See also

This is a family tree of the Severan dynasty of the Roman Empire. ...

References

    Dio Cassius Cocceianus (c. ...

    External links

    • Media on Publius Septimius Geta in the Wikicommons.
    • *Life of Geta (Historia Augusta at LacusCurtius: Latin text and English translation)
    Preceded by
    Septimius Severus
    Roman Emperor
    208-211
    with Septimius Severus and Caracalla
    Succeeded by
    Caracalla
    (as Bessianus in Britain)
    Preceded by
    Interregnum
    -
    Lucius
    Mythical British Kings
    Preceded by
    Septimius Severus
    Severan Dynasty
    208–Feb 211 with Septimius Severus and Caracalla
    Feb–Dec 211 with Caracalla
    Succeeded by
    Caracalla (alone)

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    Publius Septimius Geta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (455 words)
    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.
    Geta was born in Rome, at a time when his father was only a provincial governor at the service of emperor Commodus.
    Geta was always in a place secondary to his older brother Lucius, the heir known as Caracalla.
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