Vitellius and Apicius feasted on the tongues of flamingoes, and Elagabalus on their brains.
Apropos of honey-pie, Caligula or Elagabalus (I forget which) had a dish of nightingales tongues served up.
The highest offices of the State are filled by Elagabalus with his vilest associates.
Elagabalus arrives at Rome; he brings with him his Syrian idol, which he places in a stately temple.
In the room of Elagabalus, his cousin Alexander was raised to the throne by the Praetorian guards.
Honor taught him to decline the effeminate insults of Elagabalus.
After the insolvency under Elagabalus, payments were exacted in gold by weight, and as it grew scarcer its value rose.
It may seem probable, the vices and follies of Elagabalus have been adorned by fancy, and blackened by prejudice.
In the room of Elagabalus, his cousin Alexander was raised to the throne by the Prætorian guards.
Paganism, that had learned to satisfy itself with the black stone of Elagabalus, had no need of art.