The life of Julian was also chronicled in a novel by Gore Vidal. A highly entertaining account, and barring one or two moments of poetic licence, a fairly accurate one. Lorenzo de' Medici and Henrik Ibsen also wrote plays about Julian.

It is perhaps a simplification to state that he was one of the last Hellenic Roman Emperors, as previous Emperors had embraced Christianity, during his brief reign Julian restored the worship of Helenic gods.

Julian was another figure whose famous last words, in this case "Thou hast conquered, Galilean" he probably didn't say. Note and this is not only because this is an english statement, not greek.