Julian the Apostate

The Last Pagan Emperor

Detail of a Sassanian relief showing the prostrate figure of Emperor Julian. Julian is such an interesting character that it is impossible to ignore him, even though some tend to treat him as a blip or anomaly in Romano-Byzantine history…. Read More ›

Julian the Apostate

By the end of Constantine’s reign, there were an estimated twenty-four million Christians living in the Roman Empire. These numbers alone sound impressive, particularly given the fact that thirty years earlier, there were only some six million Christians. With Christianity… Read More ›