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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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Arcadius (394–408) and Eutropius’ Quaestor

Arcadius (394–408) and Eutropius’ Quaestor

(p.77) 4 Arcadius (394–408) and Eutropius’ Quaestor
Law in the Crisis of Empire 379-455 AD

Tony Honoré

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the quaestors during the reign of Arcadius, the son of Theodosius I. From the style of the laws that were enacted during his reign, it can be distinguished that six quaestors existed, although none of them are known by name. The laws that were composed in 396–9 mark both a revival of legal culture and a public acknowledgement of its importance.

Keywords:   quaestors, Arcadius, Theodosius I, laws, legal culture

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