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Integration and Diversity

Fergus Millar

in A Greek Roman Empire

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780520247031
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520941410 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520247031.003.0003
Integration and Diversity

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Theodosius' Empire's administrative structure was inherited from the unified Roman Empire of the first four centuries of the Christian era. It also generated the first Code of Roman Law to be compiled on the instructions of an Emperor and to be explicitly named after him, the Codex Theodosianus, and deliberately intended as an expression of the principle of the unity of East and West. All the imperial “laws” contained in it, including those from the reign of Theodosius, were Latin. In the nature of the case, no one formed a plan to generate a Codex of letters produced in the middle reaches of the administration, from officials to the Emperor, or from one official to another of any rank.

Keywords: laws; Theodosius; Codex Theodosianus; Roman

Chapter.  21209 words. 

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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