The Crimes of Elagabalus: the life and legacy of Rome's decadent boy emperor

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Harvard University Press, Feb 15, 2012 - History
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The four years of Elagabalusís rule have generated two millennia of attention, from salacious rumor to scholarly analysis to novels casting him as a gay hero avant la lettre. Here, Icks succeeds in distinguishing the reality of the emperorís brief life from the myth that clouds itóand in tracing the meaning of that myth to the present day.

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The problem with Elagablus as a subject is that his reign was short, and the sources of information about it, thin. Martijn Icks basically covers anything you need to know in 40 pages. The remaining ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melisende d'Outremer - Goodreads

Disappointing - more a dicourse on the historical literary representations than a study or history of the man (boy) and his reign. Read full review

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