Book: Two Orations of the Emperor Julian
Author: Thomas Taylor

Two Orations of the Emperor Julian By Thomas Taylor

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Pages (PDF): 68
Publication Date: 1793

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This is a rare translation of two works on pagan theology with a Platonic theme by the Roman Emperor Julian. The short-lived Emperor Julian suceeded Constantius in 361 CE. He shocked the empire by renouncing Christianity, which earned him the title 'the Apostate' by Church historians. He issued an edict of religious freedom, rebuilt the Pagan temples, ended banishment of religious exiles, and eliminated special privileges for Christian officials. He also founded the Neo-platonic school of philosophy.