Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)

A Textual Analysis of the Causes, Process and Consequences of Julian’s Persian Expedition

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Chengyu Jia1, *
1Shenzhen Foreign Language School, Shenzhen, China
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Chengyu Jia
Available Online 1 June 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.272How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Rome empire; Julian; Persian expedition; Imperial Control
Abstract

After inheriting the throne, polytheist Julian consolidated his rule by adjusting a series of incorrect policies in law and administration. Although these policy adjustments concentrated upon Julian’s short period of ruling the Roman Empire, they provided sufficient reasons and foreshadowing for his expedition to Persia. Roman Emperor Julian launched a war against the Persian Empire in 363. The purpose was to establish authority, provide legitimacy for his pagan revival, meet personal ambitions, acquire territory and divert domestic criticism of him. This paper mainly summarizes and analyzes the causes, processes, and consequences of this expedition through the method of text analysis. It divides the process of the expedition into three stages: the preparation of Antioch, the march to the city of Ctesiphon, and the defeat and escape of the Roman army under the siege of Ctesiphon. This paper attributes the failure of the war to the possible shortage of supplies and Julian’s reckless attempt to destroy ships. The expedition had a far-reaching impact on the political situation in Rome and Persia at that time, such as the ceding of Roman territory to Persia, the gradual disappearance of the influence of paganism, and the division of Roman and Persian occupation of the Kingdom of Armenia. This paper will provide a clear interpretation framework for those who expect to understand this history.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
1 June 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-580-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.272How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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