Judging by the Book: Christian Codices and Late Antique Legal Culture



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Indeed, during 5th/6th centuries, evidence of same process of “textual monumentalizing” observed re Judeo-Christian texts; (cite examples in which books were collected and ordered into new pandect forms: Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Vaticanus, Codex Alexandrinus)
Argued that specific use of codex form for copying of early Christian texts “…acted as inspiration to later codification of Roman law.”
BOOK C/H cites only direct comparison between form of early Christian book and form of late PRODUCTION Roman legal codex derives from observation of mid-5th century ecclesiastical writer, Sedulius. Drew analogy between three editions of Origen’s Hexapla and Hermogenian’s Opera (cf. “Hermogenian” legal code)



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