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The crimes of Elagabalus

Martijn Icks

The crimes of Elagabalus

the life and legacy of Rome"s decadent boy emperor

by Martijn Icks

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Kings and rulers,
  • Political corruption,
  • Influence,
  • Emperors,
  • Ethics,
  • History,
  • Biography,
  • Degeneration

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMartijn Icks
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDG303 .I325 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 276 p. :
    Number of Pages276
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25249963M
    ISBN 109780674064379
    LC Control Number2011030863
    OCLC/WorldCa742234600

      The book is divided into two parts: the first reconstructs and interprets events during Elagabalus’ reign and the second describes and examines how the emperor has been perceived and reinvented through the ages. One of the problems with the study of a figure such as Elagabalus is to sort fact from fiction. Elagabalus was one of the most notorious of Rome's 'bad emperors': a sexually-depraved and eccentric hedonist who in his short and riotous reign made unprecedented changes to Roman state religion and defied all oriental boy-priest from S.

    item 1 The Crimes of Elagabalus: The Life and Legacy of Rome's Decad by Martijn Icks 1 - The Crimes of Elagabalus: The Life and Legacy of Rome's Decad by Martijn Icks. Book is in Very Good Condition. Text will be unmarked. May show some signs of use or wear. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. The four short years of Elagabalus’s rule have generated nearly two millennia of sustained attention, from salacious rumor to scholarly analysis to novels that cast him as a gay hero avant la lettre. Here, Martijn Icks succeeds in distinguishing the reality of the emperor’s brief life from the myth that clouds it—and in tracing the meaning of the myth itself to the present day.

      The four years of Elagabalus’s rule have generated two millennia of attention, from salacious rumor to scholarly analysis to novels casting him as a gay hero avant la lettre. Here, Icks succeeds in distinguishing the reality of the emperor’s brief life from the myth that clouds it—and in tracing the meaning of that myth to the present day.3/5(1). The crimes of Elagabalus: the life and legacy of Rome's decadent boy emperor. He takes a thematic approach, examining aspects of the reign and Elagabalus' otherness in turn, including his Syrian upbringing, his religious reforms and his reputation for decadence, whilst at the same time showing that religion aside, there is little from the.


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But it's the second half of The Crimes of Elagabalus that makes the book truly remarkable. In those later chapters, Icks completes his careful, detailed narrative of the boy-emperor's brief reign and turns to the surprisingly vast literary legacy that reign generated.

Play by play, pamphlet by pamphlet, novel by novel, Icks painstakingly traces /5(11). Elagabalus become Emperor at the age of 14 and was murdered shortly after his 18th birthday.

This excellent book does more than examine the somewhat scanty and possibly unreliable historical records: it looks further, to consider how Elagabalus has been viewed by subsequent generations, from archetypal Bad Emperor to Gender Bending Effeminate to /5.

This book, which grew out of the author's doctoral thesis, was originally published under the title "Images of Elagabalus." It's interesting that Harvard University Press has chosen to republish under the far more provocative title " The Crimes of Elagabalus: The Life and Legacy of Rome's Decadent Boy Emperor," a string of nouns and adjectives so prurient it's probably a bit Cited by: The four years of Elagabalus's rule have generated two millennia of attention, from salacious rumor to scholarly analysis to novels casting him as a gay hero avant la lettre.

Here, Icks succeeds in distinguishing the reality of the emperor's brief life from the myth that clouds it -- and in tracing the meaning of that myth to the present day. Peter Jones reviews THE CRIMES OF ELAGABALUS: The Life and Legacy of Rome’s Decadent Boy Emperor, by Martjin Icks The popular image of a Roman emperor is probably determined by Nero: fat, corrupt and doomed but determined to go out in a blaze of orgies, alcohol and mayhem.

The Crimes of Elagabalus: The Life and Legacy of Rome's Decadent Boy Emperor. By Martijn Icks. Tauris, pp, £ ISBN Published 15 September This book examines the life of one of the Roman Empire's most colourful figures, Elagabalus, and charts the many guises of his legacy: from evil tyrant to firebrand rebel, from mystical androgyne to modern gay teenager, from decadent sensualist to ancient pop star.3/5(1).

Icks' book [is] an excellent overview, worth adding to the Roman history shelves of anybody's library. But it's the second half of The Crimes of Elagabalus that makes the book truly remarkable.

In those later chapters, Icks completes his careful, detailed narrative of the boy-emperor's brief reign and turns to the surprisingly vast literary /5(51). This ambitious book is the result of earnest research, and it will challenge readers. ” —J.A.S. Evans, Choice “ Icks’ book [is] an excellent overview, worth adding to the Roman history shelves of anybody’s library.

But it’s the second half of The Crimes of Elagabalus that makes the book truly remarkable. In those later chapters. The Crimes of Elagabalus. What crimes. Effeminancy,ritual slaughter of beasts,worship of a black stone,the love of big dicks and generally being an annoying little boy.

I'm still waiting to find most interesting thing about this book is the pictures in the middle and the bust of Elagabalus on the dust cover/5(17). Martijn Icks: The Crimes of Elagabalus: The Life and Legacy of Rome's Decadent Boy and New York: I.

Tauris, xi + pp. Elagabalus was an early-3rd-century Roman emperor who, if he isn't quite as notorious as Nero or Caligula, it certainly isn't for want of trying. I'm not sure when I first heard of him, but it was probably in.

This ambitious book is the result of earnest research, and it will challenge readers. — J. Evans. Choice. Icks' book [is] an excellent overview, worth adding to the Roman history shelves of anybody's library. But it's the second half of The Crimes of Elagabalus that makes the book truly : Martijn Icks.

The Crimes of Elagabalus is a valuable read for anyone interested in the historiography of the Roman emperors or pretty much any major historical figure. Reviewer: A. Nofi, Review Editor Buy It At   Icks' book [is] an excellent overview, worth adding to the Roman history shelves of anybody's library.

But it's the second half of The Crimes of Elagabalus that makes the book truly remarkable. In those later chapters, Icks completes his careful, detailed narrative of the boy-emperor's brief reign and turns to the surprisingly vast literary /5(49). A highly readable look at Elagabalus, perhaps Rome’s most depraved Boy-Emperor.

Coming to the imperium at 14, Elagabalus (r.A.D. ) is less well-known that Rome’s other youthful depraved emperors, Caligula, Nero, and Commodus. Attaining the purple after a brief civil war through the efforts of mother and grandmother, kin to the late Emperor Caracalla (r. Martijn Icks has written an interesting, thought-provoking book, which demonstrates impressive control not only over the ancient sources, but also over difficult source material that spans nearly two millennia.

By and large, the author makes some novel interpretations of Elagabalus’s reign and his legacy. Now for some points of criticism. Free Online Library: The Crimes of Elagabalus: The Life and Legacy of Rome's Decadent Boy Emperor.(Book review) by "The Historian"; History Books Book reviews Printer Frien, articles and books.

The Crimes of Elagabalus is certainly an interesting book -- though it would be hard to write dully about Elagabalus -- but it still only scratches the surface of this fascinating subject-matter. Petty copyediting note: In the appendix of 'The Nachleben of Elagabalus in Art and Literature' the name "Edgar Allen Poe' is listed three times.

The Crimes of Elagabalus: The Life and Legacy of Rome's Decadent Boy Emperor Item Preview This immensely readable book examines the life of one of the Roman Empire's most colourful figures, and charts the many guises of his legacy: from evil tyrant to firebrand rebel, from mystical androgyne to modern gay teenager, from decadent sensualist.

Move over, Caligula. Book reveals the story of cross-dressing boy emperor Elagabalus, whose savagery and sexual hedonism were unparallelled. By David Leafe Updated: EDT, 28 December. The four short years of Elagabalus's rule have generated nearly two millennia of sustained attention, from salacious rumor to scholarly analysis to novels that cast him as a gay hero avant la lettre.

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