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Orbiana, Augusta late 225 - 227 A.D., wife of Severus Alexander
Gneaea Seia Herennia Sallustia Barbia Orbiana was the wife of the emperor Severus Alexander, and married him in 225A.D. Her husband was obsessed with her; to the extent his mother Julia Mamaea saw her as a threat to her dominance and had her exiled to Libya.
|The great ruins of Side are among the most notable in Asia Minor. They cover a large promontory which a wall and a moat separate from the mainland. There are colossal ruins of a theater complex, the largest in Pamphylia, built in the 2nd century A.D. Following Roman design it relies on arches to support the sheer verticals. The Roman style was adopted because Side lacked a convenient hillside that could be hollowed out in the usual Greek fashion more typical of Asia Minor. The stage building was ornately adorned but the decorations and the theater are damaged, in part due to a strong earthquake. The theater was converted into an open-air sanctuary with two chapels during the 5th or 6th century (Byzantine times).|