Elagabalus

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Elagabalus
25t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Bust o Elagabalus,
frae the Capitoline Museums
Reign 8 Juin 218 – 11 Mairch 222
Full name Varius Avitus Bassianus
(frae birth tae accession);
Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
(as emperor)
Born ca. 203
Birthplace unkent
Dee'd 11 Mairch 222 (aged 18)
Place o daith Roum, Italy
Predecessor Macrinus
Successor Alexander Severus
Consort tae Julia Cornelia Paula
Julia Aquilia Severa
Annia Aurelia Faustina
Hierocles
Affspring Alexander Severus (adoptive)
Dynasty Severan Dynasty
Faither Sextus Varius Marcellus
Mither Julia Soaemias Bassiana

Elagabalus (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, c. 203 – 11 Mairch 222), an aa kent as Heliogabalus, wis Roman Emperor frae 218 tae 222. A member o the Severan Dynasty, he wis Sirie bein the seicont son o Julia Soaemias an Sextus Varius Marcellus. In his early youth he served as a priest o the god Elagabal (in Laitin, Elagabalus) in the hometoun o his mither's faimily, Emesa. As a private citizen, he wis probably named Sextus Varius Avitus Bassianus.[1] Upon acomin emperor he teuk the name Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus. He wis cried Elagabalus anly efter his daith.

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  1. For a detailed discussion o his nomenclature, see Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado, Elagabalus: Fact or Fiction?, p. 231.