Julia Domna, a woman of beauty, intelligence and wit, was the wife of Septimius Severus. During his reign from A.D. 193 to 211, he often solicited her advice. Julia was the mother of Caracalla and Geta, future emperors. After the death of Severus, she lived to see Caracalla kill his brother, Geta. Stricken with cancer, she starved herself to death in 217.