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Julian the Apostate
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Flavius Claudius Julianus (b. 331–d. Jun 26, 363 CE) was the son of Constantius, who was the half brother of Constantine I. Only he and his brother Gallus survived the Arian sympathizer Constantius’ massacre of his close relatives and were partly reared at Nicomedia, where their early education was conducted by Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea and the Scythian eunuch Mardonius. The two brothers were e…

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Bland Simmons, Michael, “Julian the Apostate”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 20 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827

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