Series in which Professor Catharine Edwards explores the dramatic story of the women who tasted power in the Roman Empire.

Mothers, Murderers and Mistresses: Empresses of Ancient Rome - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-05-29

Mothers, Murderers and Mistresses: Empresses of Ancient Rome - Royal family of Emesa - Netflix

The Emesani dynasty or the Sempsigerami of Emesa, sometimes known as the Sampsiceramids (Arabic: آل شميس غرام) were a ruling Roman client dynasty of priest-kings in Emesa, Syria Province (modern Homs, Syria). Iamblichus, the famous Neoplatonist philosopher of the Third century, was one of their descendants.

Mothers, Murderers and Mistresses: Empresses of Ancient Rome - The Deity El-Gebal - Netflix

Emesa was famous for the worship of the strong ancient pagan cult El-Gebal, also known as Elagabal. The city was renowned for El-Gebal’s place of worship the Temple of the Sun. El-Gebal was worshipped in the form of a conical black stone. El-Gebal was the Aramaic name for the Syrian Sun God and means God of the Mountain.

Mothers, Murderers and Mistresses: Empresses of Ancient Rome - References - Netflix