The Mad Emperor : Heliogabalus and the Decadence of Rome The Mad Emperor : Heliogabalus and the Decadence of Rome

The Mad Emperor : Heliogabalus and the Decadence of Rome

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Publisher Description

On 8 June AD218 a fourteen-year-old Syrian boy, egged on by his grandmother, led an army to battle in a Roman civil war. Against all expectations, he was victorious.
Varius Avitus Bassianus, known to the modern world as Heliogabalus, was proclaimed emperor. The next four years were to be the strangest in the history of the empire.
Heliogabalus humiliated the prestigious Senators and threw extravagant dinner parties for lower-class friends. He ousted Jupiter from his summit among the gods and replaced him with Elagabal. He married a Vestal Virgin – twice. Rumours abounded that he was a prostitute. In the first biography of Heliogabalus in over half a century, Harry Sidebottom unveils the high drama of sex, religion, power and culture in Ancient Rome as we've never seen it before.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
SR
Saul Reichlin
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
12:19
hr min
RELEASED
2022
6 October
PUBLISHER
W. F. Howes Ltd
SIZE
638
MB

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