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Surrealism, orientalism, obscenity though not quite as outrageous as the publisher might like us to thinkan incipient fascist mentality – it’s all in there. Psychiatry has never fully emerged from its historical roots in the medieval European Christian belief that abnormalities were the result of sin and demonic possession, and cures were intended to drive the devils out through mortification of the flesh and monastic disciplines.

Later historians suggest Elagabalus showed a disregard for Roman religious traditions and sexual taboos.

I’m heloigabalo to read this as soon as I get my hands on it though sections of it are in the large, red Artaud anthology. Mythological, Historical, and Cross-Cultural Aspects.

Elagabalus declared the date of the victory at Antioch to be the beginning of his reign and assumed the imperial titles without prior senatorial heliofabalo. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Clearly a lot of research was put into this, and primarily from sources close to the period. No one held the reins, and hepiogabalo one rode in the chariot; the vehicle was escorted as if the god himself were the charioteer.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. It’s not a perfect book, and some of it is both boring and deeply slow going, but the end is worth it.

Sources often considered more credible than the Augustan History include the contemporary historians Cassius Dio and Herodian. In response Macrinus dispatched his Praetorian prefect Ulpius Julianus to the region with a contingent of troops he considered strong enough to crush the rebellion. In his early youth he served the god Elagabalus as anttonin priest in Emesathe hometown of his mother’s family.

The question of Elagabalus’ sexual orientation is confused, owing to salacious and unreliable sources. Elagabalus was born a priest, becomes god-emperor and dies in the sewers. Whilst reading this, I considered for the first time the difficulty Artaud’s writing must pose for the translator. The cult of the deity spread to other parts of the Roman Empire in the 2nd century; a dedication has been found as far away as Woerden Netherlandsnear the Roman limes.


Prevailing on Elagabalus, she arranged that he appoint his cousin Alexander as his heir and that the boy be given the title of Caesar. Inthe emperor Caracalla was assassinated and replaced by his Praetorian prefectMarcus Opellius Macrinus. Mucha Chita rated it really liked it Oct 05, Caracalla’s maternal aunt, Julia Maesasuccessfully instigated a revolt among the Third Legion to have her eldest grandson and Caracalla’s cousinElagabalus, declared emperor in his place.

His grandmother, Julia Maesawas the widow of the consul Julius Avitusthe sister of Julia Domnaand the sister-in-law of the emperor Septimius Severus. The contemporary historian Cassius Dio suggests that Gannys was in fact killed by the new emperor because he pressured Elagabalus to live “temperately and prudently”.

At sunrise on 16 MayPublius Valerius Comazoncommander of the legion, declared him emperor.

Elagabalus – Wikipedia

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Artuad second book dives deep into Artuad’s world-view, and the book at this point slows down to frozen latex.

But very interesting and worth a read if you like crazy French Surrealists with a penchant for plague and blood imagery. Hsliogabalo hard for me not to ramble over the thing, as I always find his way of seeing so interesting, even when I don’t entirely agree with it.

Mar 10, John rated it it was amazing. It helps to know something of the Anatolian cult of self-castration and of Cybele but you heliogabalk look that up in Wikipedia. Translation aside, I wavered between 3 and 4 stars, since I was not sure it compared as well to other works by Artaud I have read.


He forced leading antonim of Rome’s government to participate in religious rites celebrating this deity, over which he personally presided. He replaced the traditional head of the Roman pantheonJupiterwith the deity Elagabalus, of whom he had been high priest. His mother and grandmother became the first women to be allowed heliogabalk the Senate, [41] and both received senatorial titles: Artaud wanted heliogxbalo put the audience in the middle of the ‘spectacle’ his term for the playso they would be ‘engulfed and ehliogabalo affected by it’.


The most sacred relics from the Roman religion were transferred from their respective shrines to the Elagabalium, including the emblem of the Great Motherthe fire of Vestathe Shields of the Saliiand the Palladiumantohin that no other god could be worshipped except in association with Elagabal.

The Artau Beneath My Feet”. The pagan rituals and alchemical symbols bear relation to his ideas on theatre as cruelty and so hrliogabalo, but this is something that makes more sense if the reader is familiar with Artaud’s work in a broader context. Historians have not only kept the tradition alive, but often embellished it, reflecting their own bias against effeminacyanotnin zealotry, and other traits with which Elagabalus is commonly identified. Not that the antoinn reader in which category I include myself will have an earthly idea what this is all about given the limits of a modern education until you remember that it is best not read but DECLAIMED out loud in a theatrical manner and that it has to be seen as the last flowering written in the s of a forty year Now this is a curiosity – one part flummery, one part insanity and one part genius.

Lives of the Later Caesars. But Artaud is essentially a monist, and this transmutation must come first by the stripping of boundaries and limitations. Cassius Dio lived from the second half of the 2nd century until sometime after But also important are the letters he wrote from Ireland, apocalyptic visions in which he foresaw the Occupation of Paris, and for which he was once again committed to an asylum, where he remained throughout the Second World War.

Furthermore, the political climate in the aftermath of Elagabalus’ reign, as well as Dio’s own position within the government of Alexander likely influenced the truth of this part of his history for the worse.

Followed by Crisis of the Third Century. Especially based on this quote: His work largely overlaps with Dio’s own Roman Historybut the texts, written independently of each other, agree more often than not about the emperor and his short but eventful reign.

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