Julian - XIV Summary & Analysis

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XIV Summary

After Julian was named Augustus by his people, he goes to his wife's room. They briefly discuss the action, and Helena predicts that Constantius won't accept the situation. Julian intercepts a letter and finds that Contsantius is making preparations to march his own military against Julian. Julian turned the situation to his advantage, taking the wheat Constantius had gathered. Julian recounts an episode while in Gaul during which he mistakes a man for Maximus, a friend and fellow philosopher. Julian said the man was a total bore and that he related the story, because he was reluctant to tell of his own decision to cross the Alps toward a confrontation with Constantius. He also claims that he didn't tell the man to go away and says that's a statement of his own tendency to avoid confrontation. Julian is openly derogatory of a treaty...

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