Julian - XX Summary & Analysis

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XX Summary

Julian offers a brief description of his arrival at the Euphrates. Priscus and Maximus were each in Julian's party, and Priscus goes into much greater detail about the event. He describes several of the "principal commanders," including Count Victor, Arintheus, Jovian, Nevitta, Dagalaif and Salutius Secundus. Priscus says that, at the beginning of the march, Julian is in "marvelous spirits." Weather was good, food plentiful and the defeat of the enemy seemed to be at hand. The problem, Priscus says, is that the omens don't bode well for the military campaign and for Julian, personally. Priscus says that Victor once sat down beside him in Julian's tent. He asked Priscus if he believed in Christ. When Priscus said he believed Christ had existed, but not that he was a god, Victor merely nodded, predicted a successful military campaign and moved to another topic...

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