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Lecture 22: Julian and later developments

I. Julian (331-363 A.D.); his home page

a.childhood and youth; Constantius II; Macellum; Gallus

b.the liberation: Athens U (pp. 126ff.); university life: Libanius; trivium (grammar, rhetoric, dialectic),
quadrivium
(geometry/geography, arithmetic, astronomy, music)

II. Julian in power

a. edicts: recall of exiled Christian bishops; edict against Christians teaching Greek authors

b. Christianity imitated: philanthropia

c. Neoplatonism ("the Broad Church of Paganism")

- Plotinus ( A.D. 204-270); "the One"
- Porphyry (232-304): anti-Christian treatises
- Iamblichus (250-325): theurgy and magic; cf. Maximus and Sosipatra; Priscus

d. against the bureaucracy (anyone say "Byzantine"?) in Constantinople

- the main ranks: ab epistulis, a libellis, a rationibus, Cubicularius, agentes in rebus
- development under Claudius, Hadrian, Septimius Severus, and the late empire

e. the events at Antioch and Daphne (pp. 367ff.); St. Babylas vs. Apollo; Beardhater

f. personality and assessment

II. Some developments in the 4th and 5th centuries

a. villa economy
b. curiales (cf. Julian, p. 357)

III. Division of the empire in A.D. 395 (Arcadius, Honorius); the empire strikes back: Aetius vs. Attila the Hun in A.D. 451;
the formal end in the west: Romulus Augustulus deposed by Odoacer in A.D. 476;
end of the eastern Roman empire: 1453 (fall of Constantinople)

IV. Transformation: Ravenna

Theoderic (A.D. 493-526); Justinian (A.D. 527-565); Baptisteries; Churches of San Vitale, San Apollinare,
San Apollinare in Classe