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Julian : a novel

Author: Gore Vidal
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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Julian the Apostate, nephew of Constantine the Great, was one of the brightest yet briefest lights in the history of the Roman Empire. A military genius on the level of Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great, a graceful and persuasive essayist, and a philosopher devoted to worshipping the gods of Hellenism, he became embroiled in a fierce intellectual war with Christianity that provoked his murder at the age of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
History
Fiction
Named Person: Julian, Emperor of Rome; Julian, Emperor of Rome
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gore Vidal
ISBN: 037572706X 9780375727061
OCLC Number: 676695280
Notes: This ed. originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, 1964.
Published simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada, Toronto.
"Previously published by Vintage books in a somewhat different edition"--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 503 pages : map ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Gore Vidal.

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Julian the Apostate, nephew of Constantine the Great, was one of the brightest yet briefest lights in the history of the Roman Empire. A military genius on the level of Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great, a graceful and persuasive essayist, and a philosopher devoted to worshipping the gods of Hellenism, he became embroiled in a fierce intellectual war with Christianity that provoked his murder at the age of thirty-two, only four years into his brilliantly humane and compassionate reign. A marvelously imaginative and insightful novel of classical antiquity, Julian captures the religious and political ferment of a desperate age and restores with blazing wit and vigor the legacy of an impassioned ruler.

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