Julian - XXIV Summary & Analysis

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XXIV Summary

The final chapter is written by Libanius. Though he's worked at compiling the information needed to publish a manuscript about Julian, he receives a letter from the Augustus Theodosius. Theodosius forbids Libanius to publish the manuscript. Libanius had outlined the support of Bishop Meletius, but that bishop has died, leaving Libanius without the support needed to gain permission for the publication. However, Libanius is told that Theodosius has been told about Cimon, Libanius's illegitimate son, and that he's willing to grant legitimacy. Libanius then attends the funeral of the bishop where Cimon gets his first taste of the political power that will be his with the new ruling on his legitimacy. Libanius meets up with a former student, John, who preaches Christianity. The two have an argument on the subject before Libanius returns home. Once at home, Libanius laments the fact that he's...

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