Julian the Apostate

Julian the Apostate by Gaetano Negri

Gaetano Negri [1838-1902], Julian the Apostate

Today’s free book is Gaetano Negri’s two volume account of the life of Emperor Julian (331 – 26th June 363). He was known as “Julian the Apostate” because he was the last non-Christian ruler of the Roman Empire who attempted (unsuccessfully) to re-introduce paganism. This public domain title was digitised from the the set held in Spurgeon’s College library.

Gaetano Negri [1838-1902], Julian the Apostate, translated from the 2nd Italian Edition by the Duchess Litta-Visconti-Arese, 2 Vols. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1905. Hbk. pp.636. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Introduction by Professor Villari
  • Preface
  • The Bust of Acerenza
  • Introduction
  • The Life of Julian
  • The Discord Among the Christians
  • Neo-Platonism
  • Julian’s Attitude
  • Julian’s Action Against Christianity
  • Julian’s Disillusion
  • The Sovereign and the Man
  • Conclusion
  • Index

Main image: Frontispiece – statue of Emperor Julian

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