Thomas, E. (2007) 'Metaphor and identity in Severan architecture : the Septizodium between reality and fantasy.', in Severan culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 327-367.
The Septizodium in Rome is here interpreted metaphorically as a statement of Septimius Severus's African identity, designed to greet his return from Africa in 203. A re-interpretation of sixteenth-century drawings and the Severan marble plan suggests that the building was longer than is usually supposed, extending over seven bays with a central entranceway leading to the imperial palace.
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