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When was Theodosius II born

401

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Who was Theodosius Augustus with

co- augustus w/ father

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When did he become emperor

408

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'....' based emperor

palace (not campaigning)

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what did he do in 429

appointed a commission to collect laws

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year codex theodosianus was completed?

438

7

what was set up in constantinople

law school

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how did he have a power base?

1. good connections with all people in constantinople
2. christianity
3.rise of 'relic trade'

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how was power in the east?

power with civilian bureaucrats

10

how was power in the west?

power with the military

11

Drivjers opinion

ineffective ruler who's court was dominated by women such as sister Pulcheria

12

Revisionist opinion

strengthened political structures and made sure the East didnt fall like the west

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primary source 1

Mark the Deacon; life of porphyry

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primary source 2

Socrates; Ecclesiastical History

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primary source 3

Minutes of the senate of Rome

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details on mark the deacon

monk, wrote writing later

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opinion of mark the deacon

shows how law works in society, chain to get to emperor

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opinion of Socrates

Theodosius is meek, example his cousin demanding to marry his daughter on his own terms

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minutes of the senate of rome

one law in the codex theodosius

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Elton's opinion

if we listened to primary sources we would have an empire ruled by a 'jellyfish', he was influenced by who could reach him but this was greatly exaggerated

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Gibbon's opinion

'empty throne of theodosius'

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Harries' opinion

the code did not spring fullyformed, the state was ready for the code= he was not inspirational