The Resource The crimes of Elagabalus : the life and legacy of Rome's decadent boy emperor, Martijn Icks

The crimes of Elagabalus : the life and legacy of Rome's decadent boy emperor, Martijn Icks

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The crimes of Elagabalus : the life and legacy of Rome's decadent boy emperor
Title
The crimes of Elagabalus
Title remainder
the life and legacy of Rome's decadent boy emperor
Statement of responsibility
Martijn Icks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Elagabalus is one of the most notorious of Rome's 'bad emperors': a sexually-depraved and eccentric hedonist who in his short and riotous reign made unprecedented changes to Roman state religion and defied all taboos. An oriental boy-priest from Syria - aged just fourteen when he was elevated to power in 218 CE - he placed the sun god El-Gabal at the head of the established Roman pantheon, engaged in orgiastic rituals, took male and female lovers, wore feminine dress and prostituted himself in taverns and even inside the imperial palace. Since his assassination by Praetorian Guards at the age of eighteen, Elagabalus has been an object of fascination to historians and a source of inspiration for artists and writers. This immensely readable book examines the life of one of the Roman Empire's most colourful figures, and charts the many guises of his legacy: from evil tyrant to firebrand rebel, from mystical androgyne to modern gay teenager, from decadent sensualist to ancient pop star
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NRAND
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1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Icks, Martijn
Dewey number
937.07
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elagabalus
  • Degeneration
  • Political corruption
  • Emperors
  • Rome
Label
The crimes of Elagabalus : the life and legacy of Rome's decadent boy emperor, Martijn Icks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The boy on the throne -- The child priest from Emesa -- The invincible priest-emperor -- The rejected ruler -- The evil tyrant -- The decadent emperor -- The modern monarch -- Epilogue -- The Nachleben of Elagabalus in art and literature : an overview
Control code
000047819143
Extent
xi, 276 p.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The crimes of Elagabalus : the life and legacy of Rome's decadent boy emperor, Martijn Icks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The boy on the throne -- The child priest from Emesa -- The invincible priest-emperor -- The rejected ruler -- The evil tyrant -- The decadent emperor -- The modern monarch -- Epilogue -- The Nachleben of Elagabalus in art and literature : an overview
Control code
000047819143
Extent
xi, 276 p.
Other physical details
ill.

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