Item description for Julian the Apostate: 361-363 by Giuseppe Ricciotti...
Flavius Claudius Julianus (331-363); known to history as "Julian the Apostate;" is one of the most interesting Roman Emperors (361- 363); and his life is one of the most fascinating in all of ancient history. (There is more accurate historical information about him than about any other Emperor.) Impr. 295 pgs; PB
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Studio: TAN Books and Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.82" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.91 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2009
Publisher Tan Books & Publishers
ISBN 0895556324 ISBN13 9780895556325
Availability 0 units.
More About Giuseppe Ricciotti
Abbot Giuseppe Ricciotti was born at Rome in 1890. In 1906 he entered the Congregation of Canons Regular of the Lateran, and was ordained a priest seven years after. He was a noted biblical scholar and orientalist, teaching Hebrew and comparative Semitics for two years in Genoa. He also taught Church history at the University of Bari for ten years. Abbot Ricciotti s works include The Life of Christ, Paul the Apostle, The Acts of the Apostles, The Age of Martyrs, and Julian the Apostate. His books remain unique and noteworthy for their accurate information and clear, attractive style. He died in 1964.
Reviews - What do customers think about Julian the Apostate?
Great character, great writer May 20, 2005
I love this book. It's a very well-written life of a fascinatingly weird character. There are a couple of more recent books, but I don't imagine they can reproduce the memorability of meeting Julian in Guiseppe's hands. It's comprehensive. You'll learn quite a bit of late Roman culture (including the Christian vs. pagan controversy), but nothing in this book is laborious learning. If you are looking for a place to start on Julian, this is probably the place.
A Good Book but Dated Feb 11, 2002
Ricciotti's book on Julian was first published in the 1950s. For decades it has only been available used. While readable and making no major errors in fact, he has been superceded by more modern works. You will find it an interesting read and will get value for your money. Julian is one of the fascinating characters of late Roman history and the one whom we know the most about, not only from several major sources but also from the Emperor's own surviving writings. Julian, a fascinating character, is worth anyone's time to investigate.