<em>Head of Septimius Severus</em> 193 CE-211 CE <!-- (full view) --><br />

marble<br />
37.5 x 20.5 x 20.8 cm<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Everard Studley Miller Bequest, 1967<br />
1490-D5<br />


Level 7-8

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the different methods and sources used by historians and archaeologists to investigate life in ancient Rome
  • Analyse and corroborate sources and ask questions about their accuracy, usefulness and reliability
  • Analyse different perspectives of people in the past through primary sources from Rome and ancient Italy in the NGV Collection
  • Investigate evidence for significant beliefs associated with daily life such as household religion, the use of bathing in ritual and social interactions, and entertainment in theatres and amphitheatres
  • Evaluate the role and achievements of Emperor Septimius Severus and Emperor Vespasian with consideration for their historical contexts, early lives, achievements, and how they were perceived by their contemporaries
  • Assess the ways powerful figures in history have chosen to be portrayed in primary sources and consider the purpose of this


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