|Statement||Translated by M. Joseph Costelloe.|
|LC Classifications||DG317 .R483|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||275|
|LC Control Number||60008243|
The remarkable bestseller about the fourth-century Roman emperor who famously tried to halt the spread of Christianity, Julian is widely regarded as one of Gore Vidal’s finest historical novels. Julian the Apostate, nephew of Constantine the Great, was one of the brightest yet briefest lights in the history of the Roman Empire/5(). Julian the Apostate is one of my favorite historical figures, and this biography does a good job of presenting what is known about him and setting up the world in which he lived. Ultimately, Julian was a person who found himself in a very different role than he envisioned for himself, and did his best at his job while also staying true to /5. I feel like any book about Julian that perpetuates the label "apostate" must have a pro-Christian bias, and this one is no exception. It's a short and decent intro to the emperor Julian (though originally written in , there is certainly newer scholarship about Julian out there)/5(7). This portrayal of one of antiquity's most enigmatic figures offers a vivid and compact assessment of the Apostate's life and reign. Proceeding directly from an evaluation of the ancient sources - the testimony of friends and enemies of Julian as well as the writings of the emperor himself - the author traces Julian's youth, his years as the commander of the Roman forces in Gaul, and his 4/5(3).
Persecution Under Julian the Apostate This emperor was the son of Julius Constantius, and the nephew of Constantine the Great. He studied the rudiments of grammar under the inspection of Mardonius, a eunuch, and a heathen of Constantinople. The Strange Case of Julian “The Apostate” By Wayne Jackson According to some historians, the influence of that Roman ruler, known as Julian “the Apostate” (A.D. ), was a critical point in the history of the Christian movement. When the Roman Emperor Julian (Flavius Claudius Julianus) came to power, Christianity was less popular than polytheism, but when Julian, a pagan (in contemporary usage) known as "the Apostate," was killed in battle, it was the end of Roman official acceptance of polytheism. Cyril of Alexandria, Against Julian. Book 2 (beginning) Book II. 1. We thought that it was by no means unjustified, that it was even useful and necessary to say before all what is the chronological sequence of the characters, and also what idea each has of God: therefore we have carried out with much precision the exposition of these details.
The Last Pagan: Julian the Apostate and the Death of the Ancient World A history of Julian, the grandson of Constantine, and his failed attempt to reverse the Christian tide that swept the Roman. Julian the Apostate. [Shaun Tougher] Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Shaun Tougher. Find more information about: ISBN: Documents --Julian: panegyric on the Emperor Constantius --Julian. This portrayal of one of antiquity's most enigmatic figures offers a vivid and compact assessment of the Apostate's life and reign. Proceeding directly from an evaluation of the ancient sources--the testimony of friends and enemies of Julian as well as the writings of the emperor himself--the author traces Julian's youth, his years as the commander of the Roman forces in Gaul, and his 4/5(2). Book V, Chapter XXII. Though the emperor [Julian the Apostate] hated and opressed the Christians, he manifested benevolence and humanity towards the Jews. He wrote to the Jewish patriarchs and leaders, as well as to the people, requesting them to pray for him, and for the prosperity of the empire.