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Julian Summary
Gore Vidal

Everything you need to understand or teach Julian by Gore Vidal.

  • Julian Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Julian Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
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  • ...and more

Julian Summary

Plot Summary

The story begins as two old friends, Libanius and Priscus, correspond regarding a manuscript written by Julian. Though Priscus agrees to send a copy of the manuscript to Libanius, he declines to be part of the published project. He does, however, add notes throughout the story, sometimes correcting Julian's take on situations and sometimes adding details not included by Julian. Julian's early childhood was fraught with danger and intrigue. As a youngster, Julian was ripped from his home and those he loved - including his father and a beloved teacher. His father was then killed by Julian's own cousin, Constantius. Julian says he was certain he would be next and spent most of his younger years worrying for his life. Julian's brother, Gallus, was made Caesar long before Julian even realized he craved the power of the political offices of the day. However, Constantius had Gallus beheaded soon...

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