C. 2) on occasion of the obsequies of Severus, which he appears to have witnessed.
In the centre of the area are the substructions of a temple, and on the south-east side are the remains of the theatre, built in the early imperial period, restored by Septimius Severus in 196-197 and again in the 4th or 5th century.
After a severe struggle, the revolt was suppressed by the Roman general, Julius Severus, and Jerusalem was recaptured and again destroyed.
For the East it has had the same importance as the similar writings of Jerome, Sulpicius Severus and Cassian for the West.
I Capitolinus states that he was originally called Catilius Severus after his mother's grandfather; if so the name was early discarded.