Elagabalus

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Varius Avitus Bassianus Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (c. 203-March 11, 222), born Varius Avitus Bassus, and better known as Elagabalus or Heliogabalus, was a Roman emperor of the Severan dynasty who reigned from 218-222.

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  • He undertook to disparage my age, when he himself had appointed his five-year-old son.
    • Referring to the Emperor Macrinus and his declaration of his son Diadumenianus to be '"Ceasar". The head of Diadumenianus was presented to Elagabalus as a trophy.
  • I am emperor. It is I who know what is best for Rome. Not you traitors. Now, let go of my horses!
  • Let my mother be.
    • Last words

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  • [He was] delighted to be called the mistress, the wife, the Queen of Hierocles. ~ Harry Benjamin in The Transsexual Phenomenon (1966)

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