Geta was the brother of the emperor Caracalla. During a visit in 215 the emperor Caracalla dismissed all Egyptians from Alexandria, except those on legitimate business, and removed the prefect from office, issuing orders from the temple of Sarapis for indiscriminate slaughter of the youth of the city. The Alexandrians had offended the emperor by alleging that he had been involved in the murder of his brother.
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