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Roman and Byzantine emperors. When the entourage reached Rome in the autumn ofComazon and other allies of Julia Maesa and Elagabalus were given powerful and lucrative positions, to the chagrin of many senators who did not consider them worthy of such privileges. Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction.

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The Best Books of Antonin Artaud, on his birthday September 4 Phantasms, nightmares, prophecies, mysticisms and the surreal; Antonin Artaud heliigabalus us with him on his quest to see beyond the Illusion of the world, to transcend appearances. The Emperor Elagabalus “. I hope so still. The book is supposed to be about Heliogabalus, but most of the book is comprised of ravings about the occult.

Within a year, he abandoned her and married Annia Aurelia Faustina[45] a descendant of Marcus Aurelius and the widow of a man heliogabauls had recently had executed.

Some attempt is made to further plot along as well, although those segments didn’t work well for me as a reader, since plot is of such little concern agtaud the book itself. The contemporary historian Cassius Dio suggests that Gannys was in fact killed by the new emperor because he pressured Elagabalus to live “temperately and prudently”.


Letters of reconciliation were dispatched to Rome extending amnesty to the Senate and recognizing the laws, while also condemning the administration of Macrinus and his son. heliogavalus

Anyway, I see why Deleuze loves this book; a lot of Deleuze’s thought, and a lot of writing style, is encapsulated by Artaud.

To ask other readers questions about Heliogabalus; or, the Crowned Anarchistplease sign up. In this version of events, once Elagabalus, his mother, and his immediate circle had been murdered, a campaign of character assassination began, resulting in a grotesque caricature that has persisted to the present day. His works of neoplatonic theology inspired and gave direction to the founders of Surrealism; works given force and depth by his lifelong struggle with madness.

Heliogabalus; or, the Crowned Anarchist

Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association. Severus Alexander held him in high esteem and made him his consul again. Especially based on this quote: Revue de l’Histoire des Religions. Afterwards, he served as suffect consul aroundand as proconsul in Africa and Pannonia. Herodian commented that Elagabalus enhanced his natural good looks by the regular application of cosmetics.

The 20th-century anthropologist James George Frazer famous for The Golden Bough took seriously the monotheistic aspirations of the emperor, but also ridiculed him: Artaud’s narration of the events swallows the empire whole and then deposits it into the basin of our understanding.

What can anyone expect from Artaud? The written numeral is a symbol for what one cant manage to add up or measure. He was a senator under emperor Commodus and governor of Smyrna after the death of Septimius Severus. According to Artuad, he attempted to do that through destruction of what is sacred, and one of his prime weapons was sex. Elagabalus married and divorced five women, [47] three of whom are known. Our faith is that of readers, that our author will find the plot of our stories, that the ride will be worth our time.


His mother publicly declared that he was the illegitimate son of Caracalla, and therefore deserving the loyalty of Roman soldiers and senators who had sworn allegiance to Caracalla.


Clearly a lot of research was put into heliogxbalus, and primarily from sources close to the period. Archived from the original on He forced leading members of Rome’s government to participate in religious rites celebrating this deity, over which he personally presided. Elagabalus is also alleged to have appeared as Venus and to have depilated his entire body. Severan dynasty family tree.

Images [ edit ] Wildwinds coin archive: Mucha Chita rated it really liked it Oct 05, Head of Elagabalus, from the Capitoline Museums.