• Carlos Pittella deposited Juliano Apóstata: um poema em três arquivos in the group Group logo of ArchivesArchives on Humanities Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    This dossier groups, for the first time, ten poems of Fernando Pessoa attributed to the project “Juliano em Antochia”: two of them being previously unpublished, two others not included in the critical edition, and four presenting new readings in the fixation of the text. Found in three different archives, the texts reveal that, between 1916 and 1919, Pessoa dramatized, in verse, a period in the life of Roman emperor Julian (Flavius Claudius Julianus), known as “the Apostate.” Pessoa was particularly interested in the stay of Julian in Antioch, in 362-363 CE, soon before his death: trying to restore paganism, the emperor found himself isolated and misunderstood by his Christian people. This dossier includes an introduction, a critical apparatus and a series of appendices, among them: bio-bibliographical notes of Pessoa on Julian, marginalia from the poet’s private library, and records by Fernando Távora on the provenance of the document containing the last poem.