Note 083
From Chapter 70 of the Decline & Fall

Statuta almæ Urbis Romoe Auctoritate S. D. N. Gregorii XIII Pont. Max. a Senatû Populoque Rom. reformata et edita. Romæ, 1580, in folio.

The obsolete, repugnant statutes of antiquity were confounded in five books, and Lucas Paetus, a lawyer and antiquarian, was appointed to act as the modern Tribonian. Yet I regret the old code, with the rugged crust of freedom and barbarism.

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