The Severan dynasty was founded in 193CE by Septimius Severus, but in many ways it was his wife Julia Domna and her sister Julia Maesa who would guide the family, both powerful augustae and instrumental in securing their family’s imperial position.

Part X of 'Empresses of Rome'


Dr Emma Southon (Historian and author of 'A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum').

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