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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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A View from Rome: Law in the Historia Augusta 1

A View from Rome: Law in the Historia Augusta 1

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(p.190) 9 A View from Rome: Law in the Historia Augusta 1
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Law in the Crisis of Empire 379-455 AD
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Tony Honoré

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260783.003.0009

This chapter discusses law in the West and views this through the eyes of an author writing on the eve of the Gothic invasions without any consciousness of imminent disaster. This author is the anonymous author of Historia Augusta, the imperial biographies that were composed during the late fourth century. An explanation is included in the chapter of how this work reflects, or even fails to reflect, contemporary legislation, and how the author embellished the careers of classical Roman lawyers.

Keywords:   Gothic invasions, Historia Augusta, imperial biographies, late fourth century, contemporary legislation, classical Roman lawyers

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