Twitter Tales: The Corpus Juris Civilis of the Emperor Justinian I: A Brief Summary of Some Civil Laws in the Byzantine Empire – Slavery and Miscellaneous Issues

The last thread of the series on Justinian's code of laws for the Byzantine Empire showcases Christian attitudes towards slavery. https://twitter.com/MrQ38418003/status/1535675301749047297?s=20&t=yp6uVjSJypCmFIXDskAo7A

Twitter Tales: The Corpus Juris Civilis of Justinian I: Criminal Law and Punishments

While many modern/liberal Christians tend to oppose harsh penalties for certain crimes, including sexual crimes like adultery and homosexuality and religious crimes like blasphemy, Christians in antiquity did not and were in fact supportive of harshness against criminals, including applying the death penalty in some cases. https://twitter.com/MrQ38418003/status/1533481384597143553?t=6CqdOb0rAezhVpsWIqTHPQ&s=19

Twitter Tales: The Corpus Juris Civilis of Justinian I: Introduction & Some Laws on Marriage

The so-called Corpus Juris Civilis enacted by the Emperor Justinian I (r. 527-565 CE) is one of the most influential codes of law in western civilization. Justinian was a devout Christian and is still celebrated as one of the greatest rulers in Christian history. In a new series of threads (more to come), see how …

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