Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Edited by: Peter van Möllendorff, Annette Simonis and Linda Simonis

The 96 contributions in Brill’s New Pauly Supplement 7: Historical Figures from Antiquity depict the survival of great characters from Antiquity to the modern world. Each article presents an overview of the latest research on what we know concerning the lives of the historical person or legendary figure and then recounts the reception of these figures throughout history, giving special attention on the viewpoints in the early modern and contemporary periods.

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Author(s): Simonis, Annette
( Iulia, also Iulia Augusti and Iulia Maior; Greek Ἰουλία/ Ioulía) A. Historical dimension Julia (39 BC–AD 14) was the daughter of C. Octavius / Octavian(us) (the future Augustus), from his second marriage. She was his only biological child. When she was born in 39 BC, her father divorced her mother Scribonia. J. was enlisted in her father's dynastic politics from her youth, and in retrospect she appears as a political football in the process of securing the succession. She was betrothed first to A…
Date: 2016-02-22


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Author(s): Lach, Roman
( Flavius Claudius Iulianus Augustus [ Apostata]; Greek Ἰουλιανός [ὁ Ἀποστάτης]/ Ioulianós [ ho Apostátēs]) A. Historical dimension The Roman emperor J. (AD 331/32–363, reigned 355–363), often called 'the Apostate' (Greek  Apostátēs), was also known as a philosopher and author in Greek. A grandson of Emperor Constantius and nephew of Constantine, he was at first an Arian Christian, but in the midst of the schism at the time between Arianism and Orthodox Christianity, which extended to the imperial family, he returned to Ro…
Date: 2016-02-22