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Heliogabalus

[hee-lee-uh-gab-uh-luh s] /ˌhi li əˈgæb ə ləs/
noun
1.
(Varius Avitus Bassianus"Marcus Aurelius Antoninus") a.d. 204–222, Roman emperor 218–222.
Also, Elagabalus.
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  • It is Falernian, that once saw the wine vaults of Heliogabalus!

    Aurelian William Ware
  • Heliogabalus ate in faith, and went to his fathers contented.

  • Heliogabalus, and the third Gordian, also exhibited Hippopotami.

  • Another falsity of history is that of Heliogabalus—was it not?

  • Heliogabalus was the first Emperor who wore silk for clothing.

    Chats on Costume G. Woolliscroft Rhead
  • The Emperor Heliogabalus built on the Quirinal a meeting-place for this body.

    The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman
  • It is a wonder that the horoscopes of Heliogabalus and Jack the Painter should have been lacking.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • Heliogabalus would have given a slice of his empire for that one immortal cobbler.

    Library Notes A. P. Russell
  • Hence the body of the Emperor Heliogabalus was thrown into the Tiber.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
  • Have you written any more of the Epic, the 'Death of Heliogabalus'?

    Mrs. Tree's Will Laura E. Richards
British Dictionary definitions for Heliogabalus

Heliogabalus

/ˌhiːlɪəʊˈɡæbələs/
noun
1.
original name Varius Avitus Bassianus. ?204–222 ad, Roman emperor (218–222). His reign was notorious for debauchery and extravagance
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