Julian Themes

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Recognition of Shortcomings

Julian is well-educated as attested by the many tutors and teachers he studies under. But more importantly than the mere facts of knowledge, the education has prepared him to think analytically. That makes Julian more able to analyze situations that a lesser-education person might have. That doesn't mean that he's never blind to his own shortcomings. In fact, both Priscus and Libanius occasionally correct Julian's manuscript with their own take on situations and events. For example, Julian describes his decision to allow the troops to openly worship and sacrifice to the deities. In his version, he says the troops were anxious to take part. Priscus remembers that there was nearly a mutiny, that the people were upset and that Julian lost favor with some that day.

Julian begins his reign promising that everyone will have the freedom to worship as they please. But within a relatively...

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