The Emperor Julian: Panegyric and Polemic
Samuel N. C. Lieu
Liverpool University Press, 1989 - History - 146 pages
This collection makes available in English for the first time the panegyric of Claudius Mamertinus (Panegyrici Latini XI/3), a substantial part of the treatise of John Chrysostom on St Babylas and against Julian (de S. Babyla c. Julianum et gentiles XIV-XIX), and Emphrem Syrus' Hymns Against Julian.
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