Where to buy a statue of Emperor Julian?

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Where to buy a statue of Emperor Julian?

Postby Tiberius Cilnius Maecenas » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:52 pm

Salvete!

I view Emperor Julian as the spiritual founder of CDR restorationism. Because of this I desire to have a statue or bust of this great man in my home. But I have failed to find a place to buy one. Does anyone know where I can find one? I would be very grateful!

I found a 3D scan of his famious statue. I think I might get this 3D printed if I can't find an image for sale. If I did this I would offer these printed replicas for sale with profits going to the Republic. But that's a lot of work. So if you know someone already making replicas please let me know! No need to reinvent the wheel!

https://sketchfab.com/models/3f3d4dae76 ... 12b070c9d#

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Re: Where to buy a statue of Emperor Julian?

Postby Appius Claudius Tuscus » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:10 am

Salve, Tiberii Cilnii —

Were you to get such a maquette 3D-printed, I'd be interested to buy one (if affordable!). Julian's story, even in its sad conclusion, shines out of history like few others.

I should mention that while we use this image as one of him, it is argued that it is not in fact an image of him, but of a priest — a legend on the site displaying the 3D image says this:

"En fait il ne s’agit pas de l’empereur Julien, mais d’un prêtre de Sérapis, comme l’indique sa couronne." (English: In fact, it is not of the emperor Julian, but of a priest of Serapis, as his crown identifies him.)

Nonetheless, in most minds this image resonates as the one of Julian II, the unlikely philosopher-emperor of Late Rome.

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Re: Where to buy a statue of Emperor Julian?

Postby Marcus Aelius Adiutor » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:32 pm

Salve, Tiberii Clinii

I would be very interested in reading a biography of Julian. If you have a particular one you recommend, I would appreciate it.

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Re: Where to buy a statue of Emperor Julian?

Postby Appius Claudius Tuscus » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:44 am

Salve, M. Aelii -

There are a number of biographies. I myself have read these:

The Emperor Julian Nov 1978
by Robert Browning Language: English
ISBN-10: 0520037316 ISBN-13: 978-0520037311
I read it via a library copy.

The Last Pagan: Julian the Apostate and the Death of the Ancient World Apr 18, 2008
by Adrian Murdoch Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594772266 ISBN-13: 978-1594772269
Affordable used.

There is also a fictionalized biography - and it was the work that introduced me to Julian - by Gore Vidal, which is wonderful in itself:

Julian Dec 12, 1985
by Gore Vidal Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345329082 ISBN-13: 978-0345329080

Beyond this, a number of his works survived the reaction against him, thanks in large part (I am told) to quotes preserved by his detractors. See the Loeb Classical Library (Greek and English).
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Re: Where to buy a statue of Emperor Julian?

Postby Publius Sextius Laevus » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:54 am

Salvete Omnis

There is a free online version of the Loeb English/Greek book The Works of the Emperor
Julian
https://ryanfb.github.io/loebolus-data/L157.pdf that has a good over view and in this volume, his letters.

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Re: Where to buy a statue of Emperor Julian?

Postby Gaius Cominius Laenas » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:22 am

All of Julian's surviving works are here - http://romanrepublic.org/bibliotheca/wi ... urces.html
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Re: Where to buy a statue of Emperor Julian?

Postby Marcus Aelius Adiutor » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:10 pm

Thank you all for the recommendations.

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Re: Where to buy a statue of Emperor Julian?

Postby Gaius Valerius Scipio » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:07 am

I found a website that specifically made Emperor Julian statues. I will go see if I can't find it again and get back to you if I encounter with any success.
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Re: Where to buy a statue of Emperor Julian?

Postby Tiberius Cilnius Maecenas » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:03 am

Gaius Valerius Scipio wrote:I found a website that specifically made Emperor Julian statues. I will go see if I can't find it again and get back to you if I encounter with any success.



Any luck? I would love this link.
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Re: Where to buy a statue of Emperor Julian?

Postby Gaius Valerius Scipio » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:22 pm

Tiberius Cilnius Maecenas wrote:
Gaius Valerius Scipio wrote:I found a website that specifically made Emperor Julian statues. I will go see if I can't find it again and get back to you if I encounter with any success.



Any luck? I would love this link.


I checked the website again and it seems that they aren't producing them anymore sadly. Sorry I couldn't help you more in this endeavor amice.
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