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Julian the Apostate

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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 emergence as sole ruler in the course of a dramatic march to Constantinople. In Bowersock's analysis of Julian's religious revolution, the emperor's ardent espousal of a lost cause is seen to have made intolerable demands upon pagans, Jews, and Christians alike.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [126]-129) and index.

About the Author

G. W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Gibbon and Cavafy on Julian

Prologue

1. Approaching the Reign

2. The Personality of the Emperor

3. The Heritage of Adolescence

4. Gaul

5. The Acclamation at Paris

6. The Mask Removed

7. Justice and Reform

8. The Puritanical Pagan

9. Antioch

10. The Final Campaign

Appendix 1: The Chronology of the attempt to Rebuild the Jewish Temple

Appendix 2: The Inscription at Ma'ayan barukh

Appendix 3: The Author of On the Gods and the Universe

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674488823
Author:
Bowersock, G. W.
Author:
Bowersock, Glen W.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Emperors
Subject:
Julian the apostate, emperor of rome, 331-363
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
History-Ancient - Rome
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
#91
Publication Date:
March 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 halftones
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 8 oz

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