Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Elagabalus
(5,195 words)

(Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus Elagabalus, also Heliogabalus; Greek Ἐλαγάβαλος/Elagábalos, also Ἐλεαγάβαλος/Eleagábalos, Ἐλαιαγάβαλος/Elaiagábalos, and Ἡλιογάβαλος/Hēliogábalos)

A. Historical dimension

The Roman emperor known as E. (c. AD 204–222), originally Varius Avitus Bassianus [15.59], was known by a variety of names. The most familiar of them today, E., was bestowed upon him posthumously [02.25 f.]. Originally, only the deity he worshipped was called E. [25.5]; [24.]; [06.]. The historian Cassius Dio (80,1,1) called him, among other things…

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Preußer, Heinz-Peter, “Elagabalus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004627>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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