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By Polymnia Athanassiadi

Julian: An highbrow Biography, first released in 1981, provides a penetrating and scholarly research of Julian’s highbrow improvement opposed to the heritage of philosophy and faith within the past due Roman Empire.

Professor Polymnia Athanassiadi tells the tale of Julian’s transformation from a reclusive and scholarly adolescent right into a able normal and an audacious social reformer. although, his personality was once fraught with an exceptional many contradictions, tensions and inconsistencies: he can be delicate and clever, but additionally uncontrollably spontaneous and topic to alternating suits of substantial self-pity and self-delusion.

Athanassiadi strains the Emperor Julian’s responses to non-public and public demanding situations, and dwells at the conflicts that every weighty selection imposed on him. This research of Julian’s personality and of the entire concerns that faced him as an emperor, highbrow and mystic relies principally on modern proof, with specific emphasis at the wide writings of the guy himself.

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