Julian - XI Summary & Analysis

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Julian, with 12,000 troops, finally met the Germans and set Gaul free. Julian was required to carry an effigy of Constantius along and described that as a "small humiliation." Julian receives word that Helena has given birth to a son, but that the baby died. Eusebia paid a midwife to cut the umbilical cord too short, though Julian doesn't learn this fact until Helena is on her deathbed. Helena apparently knows what happened to the child. For his own part, Julian says that he doesn't really know what he should feel. He doesn't dwell on the loss of the child, expressing little other than the fact that the baby died. Even when he finds out about the death of the child, Julian makes no statements regarding his feelings on the matter. Julian has trouble retaining his army and deserters are common. Julian becomes a...

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