Note 197
From Chapter 44 of the Decline & Fall

See the laws of Constantine and his successors against adultery, sodomy etc., in the Theodosian, (l. ix. tit. vii. leg. 7, l. xi. tit. xxxvi leg. 1, 4) and Justinian Codes, (l. ix. tit. ix. leg. 30, 31.) These princes speak the language of passion as well as of justice, and fraudulently ascribe their own severity to the first Caesars.

« LAST » Note « NEXT »