Julian as author:  letters and legislation

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJulian the Apostate: the emperor as author
EditorsNic Baker-Brian, Shaun Tougher
PublisherClassical Press of Wales
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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