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Honorius: The Milan Period (395–402)

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/9780198260783.003.0010
Honorius: The Milan Period (395–402)

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This chapter discusses an analysis of the 151 laws that were enacted during the Milan Period (395–401). Fragments of these laws survive and allow identification of their respective quaestors: Hadrianus, Felix, Decius Albinus, Florentinus, and Alethius. The Western laws show less marked changes of style than the Eastern laws, so that to fix periods of quaestorial office is more difficult in the West than it is in the East.

Keywords: Florentinus; Alethius; Milan period; quaestors; Western laws; Eastern laws; quaestorial office; Hadrianus; Felix; Decius Albinus

Chapter.  8452 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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