Septimius Severus (146 - 211 A.D.), a Roman emperor, ruled 193 - 211. He was the first emperor to rely solely on his own military authority as the basis for assuming imperial office.
WHAT'S INSIDE: ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
Many of the things we take for granted in our daily lives, such as mathematics, democracy and even macaroni, date all the way back to ancient times. Look closer at the ancient world on the Ancient Civilizations Channel.