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    DescriptionJulian'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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    Julian's Gods
    Religion and Philosophy in the Thought and Action of Julian the Apostate
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rowland B. E. Smith
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415034876
    ISBN 10: 0415034876

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    LC classification: DG317.S65, DG317 .S65 1995
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    black & white illustrations
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    05 September 2000
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    .."this book is well written and closely argued. It provides some fascinating insights into Julian's reign and his influence as well as his application of philosophy into public life.."-" Philosophy in Review, Vol. 17, No. 1-No. 3, 1997