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Julian the Apostate
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(Flavius Claudius Julianus; 331, Constantinople – 363, near Maranga on the Tigris during the Persian campaign) was one of the few survivors of the bloodbath perpetrated by soldiers among the descendants of Constantius I in 337. His acquaintance with Libanius (343) established an eventful scholarly friendship. During his detention on the imperial estate of Macellum (345–350/351), where he had been sent by order of his cousin Constantius II, Julian spent his time studying the Greek classics and was given a Christian upbringing. In the course of his…

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Krapinger, Gernot, “Julian the Apostate”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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