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In 211,on this day Publius Septimius Geta, co-emperor of Rome survived a violent struggle with disloyal members of the Praetorian Guard.
Resolution to Geta vs Caracalla DisputeHe had been called to a meeting with his brother, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Caracalla) and the assault was also witnessed by his mother Julia Domna.
Needless to say, it was transparently obvious the centurions had acted on orders given by his brother. Because the shared throne arrangement was not a success: the brothers had argued about every decision, from law to political appointments. By the end of the year, the situation was unbearable. Caracalla tried to murder Geta during the festival of Saturnalia without success.
The assassination attempt demanded a response more decisive than another peace meeting. Instead, the empire would be split into two halves .