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Late Antique Letter CollectionsA Critical Introduction and Reference Guide$
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Cristiana Sogno, Bradley K. Storin, and Edward J. Watts

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520281448

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520281448.001.0001

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The Letter Collection of the Emperor Julian

The Letter Collection of the Emperor Julian

(p.54) Three The Letter Collection of the Emperor Julian
Late Antique Letter Collections

Susanna Elm

University of California Press

The letters of the emperor Julian have received surprisingly little scholarly attention in their own right, given that this is one of the, if not the most comprehensive extant collection of letters by a ruling Roman emperor. His original collection may have been made by Libanius, among others, but it has undergone significant reshaping at the hands of modern critical editors, for whom issues of authenticity and biography played a prominent role in their presentation of the collection. Libanius suggests that publishing Julian’s letters shortly after his demise may not have been a wise move, and yet they did enjoy a wide circulation.

Keywords:   Susunna Elm, Julian, Libanius, Roman Empire, authenticity, Joseph Bidez, Franz Cumont, Greek letters

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