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Law in the Crisis of Empire 379-455 AD: The Theodosian Dynasty and its Quaestors

Tony Honoré


This book is a work of reference, which also features an essay on the analysis of style, a contribution to the prosopography of the late Roman quaestorship and a reflection on the fall of the Western and the survival of the Eastern Roman Empire. The author examines the laws of a crucial period of the late Roman Empire (379–455 AD), a time when the West collapsed while the East survived. Wherever possible, the author assigns each law to the likely imperial quaestor who drafted it. This approach yields a list of office holders (Fasti), in which each quaestor is associated with the laws he drafte ... More

Keywords: Roman Empire, prosopography, late Roman quaestorship, Western Roman Empire, Eastern Roman empire, Fasti, Theodosian Code, Palingenesia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198260783
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260783.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Honoré, author