During the American Civil War a particular disdain was held for snipers who fired on men who sought private refuge to attend to their ablutions. There are numerous examples through history of such moments being the opportunity for dastardly deeds to be committed. What was one example involving a Severan dynasty Roman emperor?

Answer: Emperor Caracalla was attacked in 217 and killed while urinating by the road on his way to do battle with the Parthians.

Source: Life and Leisure in Ancient Rome by J P V D Balsdon; The Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome by Lesley and Roy Adkins

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