Julian - VI Summary & Analysis

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VI Summary

Julian blames Constantia for Gallus' desire to rise to power as Augustus, and for at least some of his vicious nature. When Libanius is summoned to Gallus' home, he walks in on a boxing match. The men are nude and fighting to the death. Libanius describes the rapt attention Gallus and Constantia pay to the two men. Gallus even kicks the dead man at the end of the fight and hugs the winner. Libanius says that Gallus doesn't even notice him in the room until Constantia points out the visitor. Julian meets with Gallus and observes his brother having sex with a slave girl. Gallus advises Julian that he must be careful, that people are discussing Julian's lack of faith in God. Gallus has a disastrous episode in which he laid blame for a lack of food on a man named Theophilus, resulting...

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