Julian the Apostate has 43 ratings and 7 reviews. Steve said: Julian (/), last of the Constantinian line Julian, Seeing IndifferenceSeeing. Walter Emil Kaegi, Jr.; G. W. Bowersock. Julian the Apostate. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Pp. xii, $, The American. In Bowersock’s analysis of Julian’s religious revolution, the The Last Pagan: Julian the Apostate and the Death of the Ancient World.

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What about Constantius’ consience when he murdered his family members including Julian’s relatives? The Personality of the Emperor.

The major downside to this work is Bowersock’s clear, at times vitriolic disdain for the Emperor Julian and many of his policies.

On the contrary, Smith discerns in the breadth of Julian’s literary interests and in his attention to the demands of various literary genre — to “modes of discourse” — justification for the verdict that “If Julian was not a great writer, he was certainly not an indifferent one, and he can often be read with fondness: I think this is as far as I know the definitive biography and I’ll be rereading it again.

Sign In or Create an Account. Quick, easy to read biography of Julian. In sum, he maintains p.

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Oct 09, Milo rated it really liked it Shelves: Bidez’ thesis of an initial tolerance Smith explains as a misreading of the tthe with which Julian, of necessity, had to move in the early portion of his reign. In a brief conclusion pp. Showing best matches Show all copies. Was Julian a devout and committed Christian in his youth?


Julian the Apostate by Bowersock, G W

However, even allowing for the time between finishing Julian’s Gods and its publication, there are some surprising omissions, among the most notable Alla Madre degli dei e altri discorsi, introduction by Jacques Fontaine, text by Carlo Prato, translation and commentary by Arnaldo Marcone. Razib Khan rated it really liked it Jan 31, Paperbackpages.

Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. However, I noticed the lack only on a second reading – when I was first reading it, I was found it really informative. Feb 24, Colin rated it really liked it Shelves: Yankee Peddler Bookshop Published: To Julian, these were most palpable in the indifference of Christians to the cult of worship of the ancestral gods, and in their assumption that they could participate in the Greek republic of letters and yet deny what he saw as its religious core: His Quixotic efforts to restore pagan religion, learning and cultur This was an entertaining and well-researched biography of the last pagan emperor of Rome.

Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. For a gripping account of that doomed campaign, in which Julian was apostste by a spear thrown by an Arab in Persian service according to Bowersock, that is the most reliable of the many stories juliwn have entered into the legend and in which the Persians reduced the proud Roman army to desperation during their long retreat back to Roman territory, I recommend the version in Ammianus Marcellinus’ history, written shortly after the events and based upon eyewitness reports.

I think this is as far as I know the definitive biography and I’ll be rereading it again. Julian the Apostate Julian the Apostate. Ozymandias rated it liked it Sep 02, Nia rated it liked it Apr 18, Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Trivia About Julian the Apostate.


Julian the Apostate Classical life and letters G. Buck – – Byzantion 73 2: Very good, sturdy hardcover with no markings, scratches or wear. Buck aposgate – Byzantion Rowland Smith, Julian’s Gods: Citing articles via Google Scholar.

He also anticipates what will be his recurring disagreement with fundamental features of the portraits of Julian painted by Glen Bowersock and Polymnia Athanassiadi. Joe rated it it was amazing Jun 23, In addition, Chapter 6 offers good reasons to grant the cult of Cybele pride of place over that of Mithras in Julian’s mind.

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Julian the Apostate

I jilian help but have a sneaking admiration for Julian. I did – the first time I read it was an introduction for me to the era, so I got a lot more out of it this time.

Rivers Edge Used Books Published: W Harvard University Press, Sozomen on Julian the Apostate. So a good book on the subject, that makes me want to research more.