Emperor Julian was the last pagan Roman emperor, rhetorician, and philosopher. He is also sometimes referred to as Julian II. He was a supporter of the restoration of pagan traditions, based on neo-Platonism, the enemy of Christianity. The center of the religious outlook is the cult of the sun, created under the direct influence of the cult of the Persian god of light. From young age he was gripped by a passionate love to the rays of divine light; he not only wanted to rush to the day their eyes, but also on clear nights, he left everything to go to admiring the beauty of the heavenly.