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  • 1 Institut für Klassische Philologie, Pázmány Péter Katholische Universität H-2087 Piliscsaba, Egyetem u. 1.
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Drawing on the testimonia of the Antiquity and the relevant special literature, the paper outlines and summarizes the three cardinal point under discussion which have emerged in connection with the education and youth of Julianus Apostata (361-363). They are the following: the emperor's date of birth; the date of his exilement and deportation to Macellum; the year of his initiation into the Mithras cult. The author's primary interest is centered on the date of the emperor's banishment, as he thinks that Julianus elected to finally abandon Christianity already in Macellum, before his formal introduction to the cult. Considering his age, Julianus may have stayed on the Cappadocian estate between 345 and 351.