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Real construction of new religious buildings in Rome can be under Septimius Severus only to the Temple of Hercules and Liber Pater and the Septizonium prove that was obviously a monument of septizonalen planetary gods. Both buildings were discussed in connection with the gods of Lepcis Magna or with the staging of aeternitas imperii. That Septimius Severus erected only these two buildings from scratch, underlines their importance in his representation. This chapter talks about the huge temple dedicated to Hercules and Liber Pater, who was consecrated to the gods, the traditional Roman or simply were not Romanized in this cult combination. The devastation of the fire had the consequence that most of the construction and restoration projects had been carried out at the beginning of the reign of Septimius Severus. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: Hercules; Lepcis Magna; Liber Pater; Romans; Septimius Severus



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