Julian, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Gore Vidal's fictional recreation of the Roman Empire teetering on the crux of Christianity and ruled by an emperor who was an inveterate dabbler in arcane hocus-pocus, a prig, a bigot, and a dazzling and brilliant leader.




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This is the sort of work that makes me glad I'm literate. How much is fictionalized and how much is acutal history I have no idea, but this life of Julian the Apostate has everything a good novel (particularly an historical one) needs.

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