Julian's Gods: Religion and Philosophy in the Thought and Action of Julian the Apostate

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Routledge, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages
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Julian's brief reign (360-363 AD) had a profound impact on his contemporaries, as he worked fervently for a pagan restoration in the Roman Empire, which was rapidly becoming Christian.
Julian's Gods focuses on the cultural mentality of `the last pagan Emperor' by examining a wide variety of his own writings. The surviving speeches and treatises, satires and letters offer a rare insight into the personal attitudes and motivations of a remarkable Emperor. They show Julian as a highly educated man, an avid student of Greek philosophy, and a talented author in his own right.
This elegant and closely-argued study will deepen understanding not only of Julian, but of the context of fourth century Neoplatonism.

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About the author (1995)

Rowland Smith was professor of English and Vice-President: Academic at Wilfrid Laurier University. He came to Laurier from Dalhousie University where he was McCulloch Professor in English, a former chair of English, and dean of Arts and Social Sciences. He was widely published and a strong advocate of international education.

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