Abstract

After his assassination in 222 the Roman Emperor Elagabalus served as Rome's whipping boy--an embodiment of all the vices that led to the decline and fall of Rome; but through placing his policies in the context of a a Julio-Severan Dynasty, the religious boundaries that he disregarded reveal a Varian Moment as a critical period in the Easternization of Roman religion which makes him one of the the most significant figures in Roman history.

Date of publication

Spring 5-23-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Language

english

Persistent identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/10950/370

Committee members

Edward Tabri, Paul Streufert, Patrica A. Gajda

Degree

Master of Arts in History