Despite the flood of various companions and handbooks on the late antique period in recent years, none has thus far been dedicated to the Emperor Julian (r. 361–363 CE). This volume, which takes its origins in a conference organized in Munich, April 2015, fills the need for a fresh appraisal of the various perspectives and approaches to the controversial ruler, his writings, and his reception since the fourth century CE. The book succeeds in its goal of providing such an overview as well as a valuable introduction for students and scholars of Julian alike. Since many of the authors are German speaking, including both editors, and they naturally have a tendency to refer to scholarship in German over other languages, readers with little knowledge of the language will also find in this book a recent overview of scholarship on Julian in German (an unintended goal, no doubt).

The Companion presents...

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