Publisher:Liverpool University Press, United Kingdom, 1986
Liverpool University Press, 1986, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Second
Publisher Marketing: The Emperor Julian is one of the most controversial and fascinating figures in Roman history. Adored by pagan intellectuals and vilified by Christian writers because of his attempt to restore paganism as a state religion, he was the focus of both panegyric and polemic. A critical study of these biased sources is essential for the understanding of his reign. The present collection makes available in English the panegyric of Claudius Mamertinus (Panegyrici Latini XI/3), a substantial part of the treatise of John Chrysostom on St. Babylas and against Julian (de S. Babyla c. Julianum et gentiles XIV-XIX), which includes Libanius's monody on the Temple of Apollo at Daphne (Oration LX), and Ephrem Syrus's Hymns Against Julian, translated from the Latin, Greek, and Syriac respectively. Each text covers an important period of the reign of Julian--his rise to power, his stay at Antioch, and his ill-fated Persian campaign. There is a small mark on the "Editorial Committee" page. Card Covers. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 146 pages. Edges have a couple of marks. Covers have some shelf-wear as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: History; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0853233764. ISBN/EAN: 9780853233763. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19492.