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

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Julian
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(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…

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Lach, Roman, “Julian”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004666>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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