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When Julian arrived in Milan, he is greeted by one of Constantius' eunuchs who doesn't salute. Since the eunuchs of the day held a high place in the royal chain of command, Julian took that as a bad sign. He is placed under house arrest for thirteen days until he's summoned by Constantius. Eusebia tells Julian that she's urged Constantius to make him Caesar. Constantius does make that announcement, saying that the world is too large for him to govern and that he needs a presence that can extend past his own location. Julian was introduced to his future wife, Helena. During his coronation, Julian salutes the legions. It was an absolutely forbidden action in court but one that won him instant approval among the people. Julian and Helena were married November 13, 355. Helena is much older than Julian, and the two will not...

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