Friday, July 30, 2021

There were Phoenician Roman emperors?

PUNIC WATCH: The 5 Roman Emperors You Didn’t Know Were Phoenicians (Hussein Yassine, The 961). Now you know.

Technically the Severan dynasty was of Punic descent (i.e. of colonial Phoenician descent from North Africa) rather than Phoenician. The article says that Severus's wife "Julia Dominia" (Julia Domna) was also Phoenician, but she was born in Emesa, Syria, to a local royal and priestly family.

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