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Metaphor and identity in Severan architecture : the Septizodium between reality and fantasy.

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.

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Book chapter
Full text:PDF - Published Version (6408Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521859820
Publisher statement:© Cambridge University Press 2007
Record Created:03 Apr 2009
Last Modified:08 Sep 2011 14:46

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