4. A Carian slave, afterwards a charioteer, in which capacity he attracted the attention of the emperor Elagabalus : he quickly rose to a high place in the favour of that prince, and became one of the chief ministers of his infamous debaucheries, by which means he obtained so firm a hold over him, that he continued to the last to be the chief dispenser of the favours and patronage of the emperor.
He was put to death by the soldiery in a sedition, shortly before the death of Elagabalus himself, A. D. 222. (D. C. 79.15
; Lamprid. Elagab.