Publius Septimius Geta (brother of Septimius Severus)

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Publius Septimius Geta (c. 143 - c. 203/c. 204) was the second son to the elder Publius Septimius Geta and wife Fulvia Pia. He was born and raised in Leptis Magna (southeast of Carthage, modern Libya, North Africa). He was of Berber, Libyco-Punic and Roman ancestry.

This Geta was more politically active than his father. Geta was appointed as a Decemvir which in part involved judging of litigation (stlitibus iudicandis). He became a Tribune laticl. of the Legio II Augusta, an Aedile Cerealis, a Curator rei pub. Anconitanorum and a Praet. hastarius et tutel. Geta in 185 became a Legatus of the Legio I Italica and afterwards a Proconsul of Sicily around 187/8. In 188 or circa 190, he became Legatus of Lusitania. He was Suffect Consul in or around 191.

After his suffect consulship, around 193 or 194, he became Legatus of Moesia Inferior. When Severus was proclaimed emperor in 193, he headed with the legions to Carnuntum, where his brother was, to show his support. When his tenure as Legatus finished in Moesia Inferior, he became the Legatus for Dacia. Geta was appointed as Quaestor and Praetor of Crete and Cyrene and became one of the Consuls in 203. Geta died around 203 or 204. Before his death, Geta stated to Severus, that he hated Praetorian Guard Gaius Fulvius Plautianus and warned him of Plautianus' treachery.

Political offices
Preceded by
Titus Murrenius Severus ,
Gaius Cassius Regallianus
Consul of the Roman Empire
203
with Gaius Fulvius Plautianus
Succeeded by
Lucius Fabius Cilo,
Marcus Annius Flavius Libo

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