Dynasty vs Heliogabalus - What's the difference?

dynasty | heliogabalus |




  • A series of rulers or dynasts from one family.
  • Derived terms

    * dynastic * dynastically


    Alternative forms

    * Elagabalus

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A Roman emperor of the Severan dynasty who reigned from 218 to 222. He was known for perverse and decadent behavior with regard especially to sex, religion, and food.
  • * 1689 — , Book II, ch xxvii
  • But yet I think nobody, could he be sure that the soul of Heliogabalus' were in one of his hogs, would yet say that hog were a man or ' Heliogabalus .
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  • I spent five days in conversing with many others of the ancient learned. I saw most of the first Roman emperors. I prevailed on the governor to call up Heliogabalus's cooks to dress us a dinner, but they could not show us much of their skill, for want of materials.
  • * 1749 — , Book I ch i
  • How pleased, therefore, will the reader be to find that we have, in the following work, adhered closely to one of the highest principles of the best cook which the present age, or perhaps that of Heliogabalus , hath produced. This great man, as is well known to all lovers of polite eating, begins at first by setting plain things before his hungry guests, rising afterwards by degrees as their stomachs may be supposed to decrease, to the very quintessence of sauce and spices.
  • * 1880 — , Act i
  • I quote in elegaics all the crimes of Heliogabalus ,