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Definition of Heliogabalus

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He·li·o·gab·a·lus  audio  (hl--gb-ls, -l--) KEY  also El·a·gab·a·lus  (l-) KEY , Originally Varius Aritus Bassianus. a.d. 204-222

Emperor of Rome (218-222). A priest of Baal, he became emperor after the murder of his cousin Caracalla (217). His eccentricity and debauchery and the imposition of his religion on the Romans led to an insurrection in which he was killed.

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