From the June, 2007 issue of Touchstone
Imperial Tales by Mike Aquilina

Book Reviews

Imperial Tales

The Last Pagan: Julian the Apostate and the Death of the Ancient World by Adrian Murdoch

Sutton, 2005
(260 pages, $29.95, hardcover)

The Last Roman: Romulus Augustulus and the Decline of the West by Adrian Murdoch

Sutton, 2006
(190 pages, $29.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Mike Aquilina

Julian, known as “the Apostate” (who ruled from 361–363), was arguably the last Roman emperor to cling to Rome’s classical heritage. Romulus Augustulus (475–476) was simply the last Roman emperor. The Scottish historian Adrian Murdoch’s two most rece . . .


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