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Theodosius I: Flavianus and the Later Years (388–395)

Tony Honoré

in Law in the Crisis of Empire 379-455 AD

Published in print May 1998 | ISBN: 9780198260783
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682155 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260783.003.0003
Theodosius I: Flavianus and the Later Years (388–395)

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This chapter discusses the legislation of Theodosius I. There were three quaestors during the later part of his reign, the first of whom is considered to be the most striking of the three holders. There are thirty-eight laws that survive between October 388 and June 390, allowing a glimpse of the forceful personality of a reactionary statesman whom even his enemies admired.

Keywords: legislation; Theodosius I; quaestors; personality; statesman

Chapter.  9640 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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