Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Conservator Augusti

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The Roman state God in the Capitol, Jupiter Optimus Maximus, since the early imperial period was not only a guarantee for the existence of the Roman state, but also a special protector (conservator) of the Roman Emperor. From Iuppiter the emperor got the power conferred and was therefore in a sense its counterpart on earth. At all major occasions sacrificed the Emperor Jupiter. For Septimius Severus we know that, the government takeover of such victims, and at the Severan secular play was Jupiter with Juno as with all the Secular games- the central deity. The exclusivity Iuppiters in the relationship with the emperor can be seen in the coinage of Septimius Severus. The earliest coinage, is shown on the Jupiter, comes from a Syrian mint. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: Jupiter Optimus Maximus; Roman; Septimius Severus



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Severus Pius Augustus — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation