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Law in the Crisis of Empire 379-455 ADThe Theodosian Dynasty and its Quaestors$
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Tony Honoré

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198260783

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260783.001.0001

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Theodosius I: Flavianus and the Later Years (388–395)

Theodosius I: Flavianus and the Later Years (388–395)

(p.58) 3 Theodosius I: Flavianus and the Later Years (388–395)
Law in the Crisis of Empire 379-455 AD

Tony Honoré

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the legislation of Theodosius I. There were three quaestors during the later part of his reign, the first of whom is considered to be the most striking of the three holders. There are thirty-eight laws that survive between October 388 and June 390, allowing a glimpse of the forceful personality of a reactionary statesman whom even his enemies admired.

Keywords:   legislation, Theodosius I, quaestors, personality, statesman

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