Letters of Julian/Letter 72

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From The Works of the Emperor Julian, volume III (1913) Loeb Classical Library.

72. To Plutarch[1][edit]

In all respects my bodily health is fairly good, and indeed my state of mind is no less satisfactory. I fancy there can be no better prelude than this to a letter sent from one friend to another. And to what is this the prelude? To a request, of course! And what is the request? It is for letters in return, and in their sentiments may they harmonise with my own letters and bring me similar news from you, and equally auspicious.


  1. This may be the obscure Athenian philosopher, a contemporary of Julian; cf. Marinus, Proclus 12.