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
Edward Tabri, Paul Streufert, Patrica A. Gajda
Master of Arts in History
Carriker, Jay, "The World of Elagabalus" (2016). History Theses. Paper 7.
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