Julian the Apostate, Socrates and the philosophy

Ugo Criscuolo

Abstract


The distinctive character of ancient philosophy was the search for truth, in relation to a virtuous practice conduct. Socrates plays for Julian the role of living witness of the possibility of salvation for man. The article stresses how the philosophy of Julian's take on the outlines of a definite political device: the purpose of resizing the role of the Christian God in favor of a concept to which man would be essentially associated with the gods he would approach to frustrate the political power of Christians in society of his time.

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Julian the Apostate; Socrates; Hellenism; Christianity

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2421-4124/7240

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