Julian - XV Summary & Analysis

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XV Summary

Constantius marries Faustina, and Julian says that each of them were busy preparing for civil war. Julian's dislike of Christian holidays has been duly noted and Nebridius, the praetorian prefect, publicly announced that Julian would observe the Epiphany, the day Jesus was baptized. Julian says he voiced the correct words, but inwardly directed his prayers to Zeus. Julian again faces German invasion along his borders. Julian makes a decisive strike and also decides it's time to face Constantius. Julian becomes vocal in his desire to reinstate the gods as deities to be worshiped. Julian plans an ambitious attack on Constantius, but the Augustus dies before the two meet in battle. It's a friend who delivers the news simply by bowing to Julian and declaring that a letter had arrived for the "Augustus."

XV Analysis

Julian's desires are complicated. He wants to dispute Christianity...

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