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Originally Marcus Aurelius Antonius. AD 188-217
Emperor of Rome (211-217). He is known for arranging the murder of his brother, Geta, and for extending Roman citizenship to all free inhabitants of the empire. He was assassinated during a campaign against Parthia.
One of the gates is formed by the quadrifrontal arch of Caracalla, a rare form of construction.
Under the constitution of Caracalla (198-217) all inhabitants of the Roman empire enjoyed the civil rights of the Cives Romani (Scherer, Die Rechtsverhaltnisse der Juden, p. Io).
At a later date, probably under Septimius Severus or Caracalla (beginning of 3rd century), Palmyra received the Jus italicum and the status of a colony; the executive officials of the council and people were called strategoi, equivalent to the Roman duumviri (NSI.
A road, the Via Ardeatina, led to Ardea direct from Rome; the gate by which it left the Servian wall was the Porta Naevia; a large tomb behind the baths of Caracalla lay on its course.
The emperor Caracalla, wishing to make use of this civil war for a conquest of the East in imitation of his idol, Alexander the Great, attacked the Parthians in 216.