“The Crimes Of Elagabalus” by Martijn Icks

Soon to be serialised in the “Daily Mail”, Martijn Icks’ new biography offers a timely reappraisal of this polarising figure. Notorious amongst ancient historians for his drastic changes to state religion and his inappropriate sexual behaviour, this boy Emperor was murdered by his own bodyguards at the tender age of eighteen. Avoiding sensationalism, Martijn Icks looks closely at primary sources to determine how much we really know about Elagabalus and how the legend has been largely created by later writers with their own agendas.


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