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Theodosius II: Towards the Code (408–437)<sup>1</sup>

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/9780198260783.003.0005
Theodosius II: Towards the Code (408–437)1

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This chapter discusses Theodosius II's legislation up to March 16, 437, the date of the last law included in the Theodosian Code, and the quaestors who were responsible for drafting it. Theodosius II was the son of Arcadius, and he was only seven years old when the executive power was thrust on him. In this chapter, only ten of the 14 quaestors during the reign of Theodosius II are discussed, as well as the respective laws that they had drafted.

Keywords: Theodosius II; legislation; Theodosian Code; quaestors; Arcadius

Chapter.  13224 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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