I found this text to be readable and entertaining, as well as thoroughly and accurately researched.
Nevertheless, the book is well worth plodding through if you have more than a passing interest in the man Julian or the history of the Roman Empire.
The religious climate of the times is particularly well developed - especially in view of Julian's religious beliefs.
This book is a decent rational and disinterested biography of Julian, with chapter-head literary adornments of various ages, and a lengthy epilogue dwelling on various... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Larry N. Stout
Murdoch's Julian is an exciting account of the enigmatic Constantinian emperor who reverted to the old religion of the empire, expressed in a lively manner. Read morePublished on May 9, 2012 by Hadrianus Management Group Inc.
I have been interested in the Emperor Julian ever since I read the book by Gore Vidal.
The book in question is a scholarly book written with vivacity and accuracy, and it gave... Read more
This is a well written history of the Roman emperor, Julian, who is usually known as "The Apostate," since he tried to return the empire to formal worship of the old pagan... Read morePublished on March 5, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Adrian Murdoch writes quite well and is engaging throughout The Last Pagan. I am grateful for the book, especially since it is hard to find writings devoted specifically to... Read morePublished on December 16, 2009 by Gary Reiner
TLP is a short and well-written history of the last Pagan emperor of the Roman Empire. The author does a good job at taking what is known about Julian's life, idea, and times and... Read morePublished on November 13, 2009 by N. Perz
Before reading this book, I knew nothing about the Emperor Julian. Consequently, I was surprised to see, through this superb biography, what a remarkable man he was. Read morePublished on February 18, 2009 by G. Poirier
Though he ruled for less than three years, Julian looms colossal in memory and imagination. He was born in 331 (or 332) into a brutal family and a bloody business. Read morePublished on July 28, 2008 by Mike and Terri Aquilina