Libros de Historia, Geografía, Ciencias Políticas
El último emperador (inglés)
My interest in trying to gain an in-depth knowledge of the conflict between Christians and pagans during the reign of the Emperor Julian, and in particular of its aftermath, stems from reading Gaiffier’s ‘ “Sub Iuliano Apostata” dans le Martyrologe Romain’ (‘ “Julian the Apostate” in the Roman Martyrology’). I came across Gaiffier’s revelatory article, which appeared in 1956, at the end of the 1980s, but my acquaintance with the Apostate dates from the days when, as a student, I read Gore Vidal’s novel Julian (1964). In the 1960s the history of Late Antiquity and its civilization were hardly taught at the University of Amsterdam. However, A. D. Leeman, my pro- fessor of Latin and a genuine vir Ciceronianus, advised me to read at least one boo...