Elagabalus The Raunchy, Racy High Priest Who Became a Roman Emperor

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Elagabalus The Raunchy, Racy High Priest Who Became a Roman Emperor

Tuesday, 23 February

Born Varius Avitus Bassianus, the emperor now known as Elagabalus scandalized ancient Rome with his constant displays of extravagance, his numerous sexual escapades -- and his insistence that all people worship the sun god Elagabal (represented by a mysterious black stone he brought to town). Tune in to learn how everyday Romans reacted to this larger-than-life character, and how his over-the-top behaviors eventually led to his downfall. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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