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Heliogabalus

[hee-lee-uh-gab-uh-luh s] /ˌhi li əˈgæb ə ləs/
noun
1.
(Varius Avitus Bassianus"Marcus Aurelius Antoninus") a.d. 204–222, Roman emperor 218–222.
Also, Elagabalus.
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  • But something more is necessary to make good men than plenty to eat, as Heliogabalus no doubt found when his head was cut off.

    Being a Boy Charles Dudley Warner
  • It is Falernian, that once saw the wine vaults of Heliogabalus!

    Aurelian William Ware
  • “The Roses of Heliogabalus” are not explained in the catalogue.

    Old Friends Andrew Lang
  • Heliogabalus, and the third Gordian, also exhibited Hippopotami.

  • Heliogabalus and Galerius are reported, when dining, to have regaled themselves with the sight of criminals torn by wild beasts.

  • The Emperor Heliogabalus built on the Quirinal a meeting-place for this body.

    The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman
  • Heliogabalus, spiritu contento, viginti quatuor ostrearum demersit in alvum, quod Dandoni etiam long antecellit.

    The Comic Latin Grammar Percival Leigh
  • Heliogabalus would have given a slice of his empire for that one immortal cobbler.

    Library Notes A. P. Russell
  • The Antonines pass away and Commodus and Heliogabalus rule in their place.

    Rebuilding Britain Alfred Hopkinson
  • Hence the body of the Emperor Heliogabalus was thrown into the Tiber.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
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Heliogabalus

/ˌhiːlɪəʊˈɡæbələs/
noun
1.
original name Varius Avitus Bassianus. ?204–222 ad, Roman emperor (218–222). His reign was notorious for debauchery and extravagance
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