Ruined Greek gate towers, Perge

Roman Bath House, Perge


Agora, Perge

Main Street, Perge

From the arch of Septimius Severus. Here is what the Britannica says about S.S.:

“He was in Europe in command of Rome's largest army when the emperor Publius Helvius Pertinax was murdered. Named emperor by his troops, he marched on Rome and took the throne. He effectively made Rome a military monarchy, giving the army a dominant role in government, ignoring the Senate, choosing officials from among the equites (see eques), and granting control of the courts to the Praetorian prefect. He annexed Mesopotamia, and he died attempting to subdue non-Roman Britain, having named his son Caracalla his successor, thereby founding a personal dynasty.”

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