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This study treats the brief of Porphyry to Marcella. The short literary work can as a philosophical protrepticus to interpret, that include the six principal proposition of the Neoplatonic philosophy, what Ammonios in his Isagoge formulated at the close of the 5c AC.

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Ammonios in his Isagoge formulated the six principal propositions of Neoplatonic philosophy. We can find these propositions in works of Julian the Apostate. The study investigated their context.

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Über die Relation zwischen den Tugenden eines Priesters und eines Herrschers

Die Brieffragmente 89a und 89b von Julian dem Abtrünnigen

Author: Katalin Csízy

This study investigates on the basis of the Neo-Platonist Philosopher’s, Emperor Julian’s letter-fragment (89a & 89b, 363 AC) the relationship of virtues between a priest and a king or “imperator” of the Roman Empire. This letter can be considered as a manifestation of Julian’s political and religious reform, which is based on Neo-Platonic and Christian idea. This theory relates to traditional polytheistic religion, in which the principal virtues are piety, philanthropy and utility.

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Based on the evidence of the pagan philosophical and rhetorical tradition, this study investigates the changes of the spiritual background of the Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages. The central concern of the present paper is to examine how Neoplatonic religious thoughts are formulated in the mirrors for princes as a principal idea to the image of a Christian ruler, and which elements of the ruler’s canon are emphasized in some sources of Antiquity.

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Author: Katalin Kocsisné Csízy

Iulianus írásai között többször is felbukkan a Duna folyó Istros névváltozatban. A Duna Iulianus Császárok című írásában kizárólag határfolyóként szerepel. Fontosabbak azonban az uralkodó származására vonatkozó további szöveghelyek. Első Constantiushoz írott beszédében Claudius Gothicusról megtudjuk, hogy harcban állt a dunai népekkel, a Misopógónban viszont a császár a Duna menti mysosoktól eredezteti magát. Mindkét helyen e népek egyszerűségét és tiszta erkölcsiségét hangsúlyozta. Az a tény, hogy Iulianusnál a folyók többször is szimbólumok, s az újplatónikus császár számos helyen allegorikus képeket alkalmaz, arra utal, hogy a Duna is jelkép lehet. Ezt támasztja alá Poseidóniosnak a dunai arany mosásáról szóló töredéke. Amint a Duna azonosítható az arannyal, úgy az arany Zeusszal és Héliosszal, ami Iulianus jelképes származására utalhat, hiszen a császár Héliosra vezette vissza születését. Rokonai, a Duna menti mysosok így nemcsak Constantius Chlorus miatt érdemelnek figyelmet, hanem egyúttal a Duna is összefonódik a Hélioshoz írott himnuszban megfogalmazott újplatónikus gondolatokkal.

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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.

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This study investigates the function of gnomes in speech, which had a central role in ancient education. Sentences (gnomes) in the writings of Emperor Julian were interpreted with the help of syllogisms. The presented interpretations have proved that in addition to being part of an argumentation, sentences –in some cases –cannot be explained in one way only. Consequently, the different interpret__

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