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Theodosian Collection

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The compilation of documents in the Verona Chapter MS LX (58) subscribed with the name of Theodosius the Deacon. It contains important material not found elsewhere.

Theodosian Collection

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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... Collection . The compilation of documents in the Verona Chapter MS LX (58) subscribed with the name of Theodosius the Deacon. It contains important material not found...

Theodosian Collection

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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...Theodosian Collection . The compilation of esp. canonical documents in the Verona Chapter MS LX (58), subscribed with the name of Theodosius the Deacon. It contains inter alia an epistle from a Roman synod under Damasus in 372 to the Catholic bishops in the E., 10 canons of the Council of Carthage of 421 , a Paschal cycle, some letters sent from the Council of Sardica to Egypt, the ‘Historia Acephala’ relating to St Athanasius , and some important documents concerning the Melitian Schism at Alexandria. As none of these items is found elsewhere...

Theodosian Collection

Theodosian Collection  

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The compilation of documents in the Verona Chapter MS LX (58) subscribed with the name of Theodosius the Deacon. It contains important material not found elsewhere.
Theodosian Code

Theodosian Code  

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A collection of Roman imperial constitutions of general application from the time of Constantine to that of Theodosius II. Assembled and edited on Theodosius' instructions, it was promulgated in 438. ...
Scipione Maffei

Scipione Maffei  

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(1675–1755), historian. His main historical work centred on his native city of Verona. In 1712 he discovered the Theodosian Collection (q.v.).
Eduard Schwartz

Eduard Schwartz  

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(1858–1940), classical philologist and patristic scholar. He held a succession of professorships in Germany. His main work, the Acta Conciliorum Oecumenicorum (1914–40), was a grandly planned edition ...
codex

codex  

An ancient manuscript text in book form. The word comes (in the late 16th century, denoting a collection of statutes or set of rules) from Latin, literally ‘block of wood’, later denoting a block ...
Justinian's codification

Justinian's codification  

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Is a term loosely used to describe the three volumes (Codex, Dīgesta or Pandectae, Institutes) in which Justinian tried to restate the whole of Roman law in a manageable and consistent form, though ...
Verona

Verona  

From Roman times Verona was a major commercial centre, linking the passage across the Alps into Germany with the east–west route connecting Milan with Padua and the Adriatic coast. After ...
Maffei, Francesco Scipio

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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...Francesco Scipio ( 1675–1755 ), historian . His main historical work centred on his native city of Verona . In 1712 he discovered the Theodosian Collection ...

Theodosian Code

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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... Code A collection of Roman imperial laws published in ad 438 on the authority of Theodosius, emperor of the eastern Roman empire ( see Byzantine age ). Theodosius, son of Arcadius and grandson of Theodosius I ‘the Great’, saw the need to revise and harmonize the laws in the two halves of the empire. Justinian included much of the Theodosian Code in his own...

Theodosian Code

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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... Code First official collection of Roman imperial law, from Constantine onwards, issued in 438 by Theodosius II and Valentinian III . Excerpts, especially the * Breviary of Alaric II and Book 16 on ecclesiastical law, provided sources of law in the medieval west. Andrew Gillett J. Harries and I. Wood , eds, The Theodosian Code (1993). J. F. Matthews , Laying Down the Law: A Study of the Theodosian Code ...

Sirmondian Constitutions

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Lukas Lemcke

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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...of the Theodosian Code in 438 and the last half of the 6th century . The core of the collection consists of 16 constitutions, 12 of which are contained in different versions in the Theodosian Code , and may pre-date the latter’s publication. Since constitutions 17 and 18 are taken directly from the Theodosian Code , they may have been added after 438. Lukas Lemcke ed. T. Mommsen , P. M. Meyer , P. Krüger in Theodosiani Libri XVI cum Constitutionibus Sirmondianis et Leges Novellae ad Theodosianum Pertinentes (1904/5). ET in Pharr, Theodosian Code....

Verona

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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...part in the Council of Sardica ( 343 ) . Its patron is St Zeno . An important synod was held at Verona in 1184 ; it introduced the episcopal inquisition . The 12th cent. cathedral houses an Assumption by Titian ; the chapter library has a notable collection of manuscripts. See Theodosian Collection...

Theodosian Code

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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... Code . A collection of Roman imperial constitutions of general application from the time of Constantine to that of Theodosius II . Assembled and edited on Theodosius’ instructions, it was promulgated in 438. It was still accepted as authoritative in the W. even after it had been superseded in the E. by Justinian...

Theodosian Code

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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2009
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...Theodosian Code . A collection of Roman imperial constitutions of general application from the time of Constantine I to that of Theodosius II , assembled and edited according to instructions given by Theodosius himself in 429 and 435 . Compiled in Latin, the Code was promulgated to the E. on 15 Feb. 438 , with effect from 1 Jan. 439 ; it was accepted as authoritative in both E. and W. and was still used in the W. after its supersession in the E. by Justinian . The laws are arranged chronologically under topical tituli in 16 books. Book 16, which...

Theodosian Code

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Tony Honoré

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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... Code (Codex Theodosianus) , a collection of some 2,500 imperial laws collected and published between ad 429 and 438 on the authority of Theodosius (3) II . By about 400 it had become clear that a new collection was needed to supplement the Codex Gregorianus and Hermogenianus of a century earlier ( see codex ). The law in the western and eastern parts of the empire had to be harmonized, its bulk reduced, forgeries eliminated, and a decision reached on which imperial laws were general, and so entitled to prevail over corrupt or improvident...

Novels, imperial

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Charles Pazdernik

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

...source of Justinianic legislation in early medieval Europe, containing abridged Latin translations of 124 constitutions; (ii) a collection of 134 constitutions in the original Latin or a literal but unreliable Latin translation, rediscovered in the 12th century and called the Authenticum because Justinian was believed to have authorized it. A handful of constitutions is known from other sources. Charles Pazdernik Post-Theodosian Novels : ed. P. M. Meyer, Leges Novellae ad Theodosianum Pertinentes , in Th. Mommsen and P. M. Meyer , eds., Theodosiani...

Lex Romana Burgundionum

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Thomas Faulkner

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

...Romana Burgundionum A collection of abbreviated and modified Roman laws associated with the Burgundian kingdom. It was probably composed in the early 6th century , but bears no date or attribution in its manuscripts. Lex Romana Burgundionum and Sigismund ’s Lex Burgundionum ( Liber Constitutionum ) are influenced by each other and possibly refer to each other. They are now now generally understood to have been used as complementary texts, valid for those identifying as both Roman or and Burgundian. Its sources are the Theodosian Code , the Institutes...

Justinian’s Code

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John N. Dillon

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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... Theodosian Code and the imperial novels of emperors subsequent to Theodosius II, later legislation including Justinian’s own, and the codes compiled under the Tetrarchy but excluded from the Theodosian Code : the Gregorian and Hermogenianic Codes . Justinian’s Code , in contrast to the Theodosian Code , thus ignores the different nature of the constitutions these collections contained, presenting in harmonized form both private rescripts (from the Gregorian and Hermogenianic Codes ) and official letters and edicts (from the Theodosian...

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