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lunes, 13 de junio de 2011

Caracalla y Geta, Cain y Abel - Caracalla and Geta , Cain and Abel



El emperador Septimio Severo y su  esposa Julia Domna tuvieron dos  hijos , Caracalla y Geta, desde muy temprano existía una rivalidad entre ellos.En el año 211 AD muere Septimio Severo y Geta asume la corregencia con su hermano Caracalla.Pronto la rivalidad  entre ellos se incrementa, incluso llegaron a pensar en dividir el imperio .Caracalla preparó una trampa a su hermano y le convocó para reconciliarse en el palacio imperial ,pero unos hombres escondidos en la habitación matan a Geta por orden se su hermano,su madre Julia Domna se interpone y es herida, se dice que Geta murió  en los brazos de su madre.Después se inicia la represión y Caracalla manda matar a más de 20000 seguidores de Geta.
                                                                                           
Emperor Septimius Severus and his wife Julia Domna had two children, Caracalla and Geta , since early age there was a big rivalry between them .In the year 211 AD Septimius Severus dies and Geta assumes the co regency with his brother Caracalla.Soon  the rivalry between them increases ,they also thought of dividing the empire .Caracalla made a trap to his brother, he called him a for reconciliation at the Imperial palace but some men, hidden in the room, kill Geta following his brother’s orders , his mother, Julia Domna ,interposes and becomes injured, it is said that Geta died in his mother’s arms. After that  repression starts , Caracalla ordered the death of 20,000 followers of Geta

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De izquierda a derecha, de arriba a abajo : denarios de Septimio Severo, Julia Domna
Caracalla y Geta
From left to right ,from  top to bottom :denars from Septimius Severus ,Julia Domna
Caracalla and Geta

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  1. Power does strange things to people. Feeling like God isn't good.

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    1. You are very right , it happens nowadays, Power corrupts and destroy people

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