|Subject:||Re: What about Julian?|
|Author:||Daividh (guest, 188.8.131.52)|
|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.
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