The Works of the Emperor Julian - 3 Volumes

Julian

Published by Harvard University Press 19621969, 1962
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Title: The Works of the Emperor Julian - 3 Volumes

Publisher: Harvard University Press 19621969

Publication Date: 1962

Binding: hardcover

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Cambridge. 19621969. Harvard University Press. Hardcover Editions. Some Slight Foxing to Top Edge, Otherwise Very Good In Dustjackets. Loeb Classical Library. Translated by W. C. Wright. 511 pages + 519 pages + 448 pages. hardcover. keywords: Classics Rome History. inventory # 4932. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Julian (331/332 – 26 June 363), also known as Julian the Apostate, as well as Julian the Philosopher, was Roman Emperor from 361 to 363 and a noted philosopher and Greek writer. A member of the Constantinian dynasty, Julian became Caesar over the western provinces by order of Constantius II in 355 and in this role campaigned successfully against the Alamanni and Franks. Most notable was his crushing victory over the Alamanni in 357 at the Battle of Argentoratum despite being outnumbered. In 360 in Lutetia (Paris) he was acclaimed Augustus by his soldiers, sparking a civil war between Julian and Constantius. Before the two could face each other in battle, however, Constantius died, after naming Julian as his rightful successor. In 363, Julian embarked on an ambitious campaign against the Sassanid Empire. Though initially successful, Julian was mortally wounded in battle and died shortly thereafter. Julian was a man of unusually complex character: he was ‘the military commander, the theosophist, the social reformer, and the man of letters’. He was the last non-Christian ruler of the Roman Empire, and it was his desire to bring the Empire back to its ancient Roman values in order to save it from dissolution.[5] He purged the top-heavy state bureaucracy and attempted to revive traditional Roman religious practices at the cost of Christianity. His rejection of Christianity in favour of Neoplatonic paganism caused him to be called Julian the Apostate (Apostates, ‘a person who has abandoned their religion, principles’) by the church. He was the last emperor of the Constantinian dynasty, the empire's first Christian dynasty. Some Slight Foxing to Top Edge, Otherwise Very Good In Dustjackets. Bookseller Inventory # 4932

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