Emperor Julian – To Apollo and The Sun

The Sun's resplendent deity I sing, The beauteous offspring of almighty Jove, Who, thro' the vivifying solar fount Within his fabricative mind conceal'd, A triad form'd of splendid solar gods; From whence the world's all-various forms emerg'd From mystic darkness into beauteous light, Perfect, and full of intellectual goods. Hail! Supermundane king of light divine, … Continue reading Emperor Julian – To Apollo and The Sun

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The Death of the Gods – Julian the Apostate by Dmitry Merezhkovsky

The Death of Gods. Julian the Apostate came out in 1895 (Severny Vestnik, ##1–6); it opened the Christ & Antichrist trilogy and in retrospect is regarded as the first Russian symbolist novel. This publication made all the difference [...]  Critics there were aplenty (most of them denouncing the author's alleged Nietzscheanity), but not one of … Continue reading The Death of the Gods – Julian the Apostate by Dmitry Merezhkovsky