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a temple of the Syrian god Elagabalus, built by the Emperor Elagabalus in some suburb (ἐν τῷ προαστείῳ) of the city as a summer residence of the deity (Herodian v. 6. 6-7). Into this temple, which is described as very large and magnificent, the stone that represented the god was carried with great pomp and ceremony. Nothing further is known of the building, which has wrongly been placed on the Esquiline (HJ 364; Gilb. iii. 114; Richter 315 ; RE v. 2221).

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