Theodosius II: Beyond the Code (438–450)

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:
Theodosius II: Beyond the Code (438–450)

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This chapter discusses several laws that were enacted after the Theodosian Code was formed. The first part of the chapter is devoted to a description of some general features of these post-Code laws and the assignment of these laws to their respective quaestors. Four quaestors can be discerned from this period: Martyrius, Epigenes, Procopius, and an unnamed fourth quaestor. The laws of this post-Code period were influenced by the ideology of the Code, a labour of which its authors were justly proud of.

Keywords: laws; Theodosian Code; quaestors; Martyrius; Epigenes; Procopius

Chapter.  11780 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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