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There were, of course, men who had been specially instructed to play their part. The two each possess multiple names, and they share a desire to enact a living experience which “…was poetry and theatre raised to the level of utmost veracious reality. Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud, better known as Antonin Artaud, was a French playwright, poet, essayist, actor, and theatre director.

Caracalla and Geta Soaemias the established title of Clarissima, and Maesa the heligabalus unorthodox Mater Castrorum et Senatus “Mother of the army camp and of the Senate”.

Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome. A lavish temple called the Elagabalium was built on the east face of the Palatine Hill to house Elagabal, who was represented by a black conical meteorite from Emesa. The Cult of Sol Invictus.

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Antonin Artaud, on his birthday September 4 Phantasms, nightmares, prophecies, mysticisms and the surreal; Antonin Artaud takes us with him on his quest to see beyond the Illusion of the world, to transcend appearances.

Macrinus now sent letters to the Senate denouncing Artuad as the False Antoninus and claiming he was insane.

Head of Elagabalus, from the Capitoline Museums. Clearly a lot of research was put into this, and primarily from sources close to the period.


Heliogabalus, or The Anarchist Crowned

The Amazing Emperor Heliogabalus. Another contemporary of Elagabalus’ was Herodiana minor Roman civil servant who lived from c.

In ueliogabalus projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Artaud addresses the problem of naming “A thing named is a dead thing, and it’s dead because it is set apart…”mind and thought “Principles are only of value to the mind, and to the thinking mind; but outside the mind that thinks, a principle is reduced to nothing…”and an underlying concern, or at least striving toward, unity “Nothing exists only as function, and all functions lead back to one…”.

Elagabalus, barely 15 years old, became emperor, initiating a reign remembered mainly for sex arfaud and religious controversy. This ain’t Dorothy Livesay Kids!

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I hope so still. Nasty young man becomes emperor of Rome; mayhem ensues. Historians have not only kept the tradition alive, but often embellished it, reflecting their own bias against effeminacyreligious zealotry, and other traits with which Elagabalus is commonly identified. Elagabalus is also alleged to have appeared as Venus and to have depilated his ueliogabalus body. Martijn Icks, in Images of Elagabalus ; republished as The Crimes of Elagabalus indoubts the reliability of the ancient sources and argues that it was the emperor’s unorthodox religious policies that alienated the power elite of Rome, to the point that his grandmother saw fit to eliminate him and replace him with his cousin.

The expressive power of geography in reference to myth and religion is given particular attention. Sources often considered more credible than the Augustan History include the contemporary historians Cassius Dio and Herodian.

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Books by Antonin Artaud. What is normal, and who decides? Published October 26th by Solar Books first published Gibbon not only accepted and expressed outrage at the allegations of the ancient historians, but adtaud might have added some details of his own; he is the first historian known to claim that Gannys was a eunuchfor example. Anyway, I see why Deleuze loves this book; a lot of Deleuze’s thought, and a lot of writing style, is encapsulated by Artaud.

It’s about the Roman emperor Heliogabalus, whose reign was noted for helkogabalus and excess to the point where his generals eventually murdered him for it.

Large archive of ancient Roman and provincial coins issued under Elagabalus, including coins of family members. Artaud makes the argument that his corruption and excess were so extensive and pure that in themselves they constituted a work of art transposed into the real world. Translated into English for the first time, this novelized biography of the 3rd-century Roman Emperor Heliogabalus is simultaneously Artaud’s most accessible and his most extreme book.

Alexander shared the consulship with the emperor that year. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.