Two Friends Talk History

The Severans with Alex Imrie

December 07, 2022 Dr Alex Imrie Season 3 Episode 29
Two Friends Talk History
The Severans with Alex Imrie
Show Notes

In this episode, Zofia interviews Dr Alex Imrie about the historical context and impact of the Severan dynasty on the Roman Empire and beyond. We unpack how the dysfunctional family engaged with each other and the tumultuous world of politics and warfare around them while trying to connect to a human center.

Dr Imrie is a Tutor in Classics at the University of Edinburgh and the National Outreach Co-ordinator for the Classical Association of Scotland (CAS). His doctoral work focused on the Constitutio Antoniniana (Antonine Constitution), and he has since published widely on the Severans.

To get in touch with Alex, you can find him on Twitter @AlexImrie23 or

In the interview, we discuss his publication on Caracalla's supposed use of the Macedonian phalanx, which you can read more about HERE.

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