Julian - XVIII Summary & Analysis

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XVIII Summary

Julian heads to Antioch but makes his way through several towns. He says his reasoning was to learn about the country so that he could make fair taxation decisions. He admits that he wanted to see the temples for himself. Again, he speaks of the division of the Christians and offers that as a hope that other religions will prevail. He says he bribed, cajoled and argued everyone he could into performing the rites of deities. He admits that there could come a point at which he forces the Galileans to drop their religion. Julian finds Nicromedia in ruins after an earthquake and offers money to help rebuild. Julian reigns over courts wherever he goes, and describes some of the scenes. Julian arrived in Antioch on a holiday, the festival that commemorates the death of Adonis. It's during his stay in Antioch that...

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