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Caracalla

Caracalla

May 4, 2012

Caracalla ruled Rome from 198 to 211 jointly, and from December 211 to 217 solely. One of the most brutal emperors, he was know for the massacres and persecutions he inflicted throughout the Empire, including the murder of his younger brother Geta. Caracalla was the eldest son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna. Born Lucius Septimius Bassianus on 4 April 188...