Geta, Caracalla's brother and son of Septimius Severus, served as Caesar
from 198 until his father's death in 211. At this point he became
Augustus, sharing the top slot with Caracalla. Caracalla, in turn, wanted
none of this and prepared to rid himself of his unwelcome sidekick.
Tricking Geta into a feigned peace summit to be convened on the neutral
grounds of their mother's residence, Geta was instead ambushed by a
detachment of Caracalla's troops and cold-heartedly slain as he
desperately sought refuge in his mother's arms.