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This chapter examines the labor archaeological evidence for sacral representation of the reign of Septimius Severus and his family as well as their reception. It was found that numerous testimonies that can be apparently attributed to the representation are in reality the rule of reception. With regard to the reception, two different structures can be differentiated: (1) The direct assumption of imperial splendor and (2) the self-development or redesign of images of the imperial family. In addition to considering the reception of the rule has been a goal of working to draw a complete picture of the role played in deities of the imperial representation as the Emperor directed his relationship with deities. The imperial cult under Septimius Severus has not developed exceptional occurrence which significantly distinguished him from the predecessor of the emperor. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: imperial family; Septimius Severus



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