Re-evaluating the Roman Emperor Elagabalus: A Transgender Icon Forgotten By History

The enigmatic figure of Elagabalus, a Roman emperor who reigned from 218 to 222 CE, has long fascinated historians, social scientists, and the general public alike. Scholars, who examine the emperor’s life through a variety of different lenses, have continually grappled with the far-reaching implications of Elagabalus’s gender identity. An increasing amount of academic literature,

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