This alternative, a precious circumstance, is preserved by John Malala, (tom. ii. p. 63, edit. Venet. 1733,) who deserves more credit as he draws towards his end. After numbering the heretics, Nestorians, Eutychians, etc., ne expectent, says Justinian,
ut digni venia judicen tur: jubemus, enim ut ...convicti et aperti haeretici justae et idoneae animadversioni subjiciantur.
Baronius copies and applauds this edict of the Code (A.D. 527, No. 39, 40.).