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.
- He undertook to disparage my age, when he himself had appointed his five-year-old son.
- 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
Quotes of others about Elagabalus
- [He was] delighted to be called the mistress, the wife, the Queen of Hierocles. ~ Harry Benjamin in The Transsexual Phenomenon (1966)
- "The Follies of Elagabalus" By Edward Gibbon
- Roman coins of Elagabalus
- The Untold History of Elagabalus by Laura Darlene Lansberry
- Elagabalus Michael L. Meckler (though it has much valid information, this source erronously refers to him as simply "Marcus Aurelius Antoninus" which is improper for this emperor, and "the last of the Antonines" which is simply wrong: Commodus was that, despite the pretensions of the Severan dynasty.