View Message

Subject: Re: What about Julian?
Author: Daividh   (guest)
Date: April 23, 2001 at 9:08:19 PM
Reply to: Re: What about Julian? by Nanaea
Yeah, Mikey's entry sez that Julian (the Apostate) was the "last pagan emperor" of Rome. Technically, yes, but the neat thing about Julian was that Rome was ALREADY Christian (for 30-40 years) when Julian came into power and tried to RE-INTRODUCE paganism as the dominant religion! Talk about an uphill battle...

Julian only lasted 2 years in the 360s, but the story is fascinating. I first read Gore Vidal's novelistic autobiography of the emperor (entitled "Julian ") 30-odd years ago, but it's well-written and still available. Check it out.

 Post a Response

Messages in this thread: