Emperor Caracalla reigning in the years 211-217 CE had a bad reputation among historians who were senators. It is mentioned that after the murder of his brother, the emperor let out a wave of terror against Geta’s followers, resulting in death of up to 20.000 people. Certainly, however, it should be emphasized that the son inherited from his father – Septimius Severus – commanding talent.
From 213 CE Carakalla successfully ran several campaigns, first defeating the Germanic tribe Alamanni. The following year, he defeated Dacians over the lower Danube.
Jonathan P. Roth, Rzymska sztuka wojenna, 2009
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