Monday, October 3, 2011

Murphysboro Centuries, 3rd secular

Caracalla, 211- 217 AD
- became emperor along with his brother, Geta, whom he hated and soon killed - raised army pay substantially (resulting in inflation) - admired the Germans and dressed in “German” style, including a blond wig
- issued a law that all free people were Roman citizens (to raise taxes?) - built the Baths of Caracalla (the pool big enough for 1600 people) - assassinated when a subordinate became afraid that he was going to die

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