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Septimius Severus was born on 11 April 145 or 146 CE in Leptis Magna (present Libya) as Lucius Septimius Severus (Lucius Septimius Severus). It ruled from the year 193 to 211 CE. He won the civil war that broke out after the death of Commodus and stabilized the situation in the state. He started a new Severan dynasty.

https://www.imperiumromanum.edu.pl/en/biographies-of-romans/septimius-severus/

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He [Hirst] says his dramas are not documentaries but the details are rooted in history: “Just like Shakespeare’s history plays, they only start with some historical facts, then the drama takes over. You can’t have both.”

I disagree. History has plenty of drama and doesn’t require artificially injecting it with pointless love triangles and sex. Its the big reason why this past season of Vikings was incredibly boring despite plenty of history to draw upon. I’m cautiously following this development.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/feb/11/martin-scorsese-romans-tv-series-caesars-british-writer-michael-hirst?CMP=share_btn_fb

https://fivebooks.com/best-books/ancient-rome-tom-holland/