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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Julian the Apostate

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Roman emperor for 18 months, from 361 to 363; was born at Constantinople, his father being a half-brother of Constantine the Great, on whose death most of Julian's family were murdered; embittered by this event, Julian threw himself into philosophic studies, and secretly renounced Christianity; as joint emperor with his cousin from 355 he showed himself a capable soldier, a vigorous and wise administrator; on becoming sole emperor he proclaimed his apostasy, and sought to restore paganism, but without persecuting the Church; though painted in blackest colours by the Christian Fathers, he was a lover of truth, chaste, abstinent, just, and affectionate, if somewhat vain and superstitious; he was killed in an expedition against Persia; several writings of his are extant, but a work he wrote against the Christians is lost (331-363).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Julian the Apostate'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/j/julian-the-apostate.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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