Virtus Exercitus Romanorum

June 29 2008

Adrian Murdoch on the death and significance of Julian the Apostate, in The California Literary Review. The Last Pagan is now out in paperback in both the UK and US.

Link below left to all his books to date.

From a statue in the Louvre [I’ll leave this because I like the image, with Sol in his eyes, but note corrections from Dorothy King and Adrian Murdoch below]

5 Responses to “Virtus Exercitus Romanorum”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    … Julio ex-Iglesias.

  2. davidderrick Says:

    Ouch! Britannica online has it in the Louvre and as Julian, so it’s not only Wikipedia you can’t trust. Thank you.

  3. Dorothy King Says:

    I second Adrian being brilliant, and his book being fabulous.

    But … the statue you use to illustrate the post was demoted to a priest of Serapis, and has been at the Cluny Baths in Paris not the Louvre for as long as I can remember (at least since 1990).

  4. Adrian Murdoch Says:

    It has been demoted to the priest of Serapis, but it is still in the Louvre … or rather also in the Louvre. The Louvre version is a copy of the one in the Cluny Baths.

  5. davidderrick Says:

    I thought we might be talking about a copy. Thanks.


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