Talk:Publius Septimius Geta

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Birthplace[edit]

There seems to be 2 accepted birth places for Geta (Rome and Milan) (google). Does anyone have a definitive source reagrding this?

No. No one knows where Geta was born. The Historia Augusta is our source for both. In Geta 3.1 Milan is given, in Sev. 4.2 Rome. The discrepancy is about 1500 years old. — Bill 23:14, 9 Feb 2005 (UTC)


Deleted "reference"[edit]

"Spartianus, Caracalla, 2" is in fact a roundabout reference to the Historia Augusta; it appears to mean Chapter 2 of the Life of Caracalla, but is an old-fashioned way of referring to the Life of Geta, which has been viewed as a sort of appendage (a "chapter 2" if you will) to Caracalla. Spartianus, of course, is one of the pseudonyms of the author of the Historia Augusta. (So in fact I haven't deleted the reference at all.) — Bill 23:14, 9 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Deified emperor category[edit]

Who the hell deified Geta? Caracalla surely didn't. Ribbet32 (talk) 18:15, 25 March 2011 (UTC)