Argues that Julian the legislator had three personae; his own as personally the author of laws and letters; his legislative image as filtered by observers; and the truncated version preserved in the legal extracts of the Theodosian Code. Although the fist is more vivid (and perverse), the last is also important as a reminder of the routine duties of an emperor and the power of the Theodosian compilers to edit and thus change the past.
|Title of host publication
|Julian the Apostate: the emperor as author
|Nic Baker-Brian, Shaun Tougher
|Classical Press of Wales
|Published - 2012