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A Greek Roman Empire: Power and Belief under Theodosius II (408-450)

Fergus Millar, Todd Keeler-Wolf, and Allan Schoenherr


In the first half of the fifth century, the Latin-speaking part of the Roman Empire suffered vast losses of territory to barbarian invaders. However, in the Greek-speaking half of the Eastern Mediterranean, with its capital at Constantinople, there was a stable and successful system, using Latin as its official language but communicating with its subjects in Greek. This book takes an inside look at how this system worked in the long reign of the pious Christian Emperor Theodosius II (408–50) and analyzes its largely successful defense of its frontiers, its internal coherence, and its relations ... More

Keywords: barbarian invaders, Constantinople, Latin, Greek, frontier defense, internal coherence, law codes, Church unity, doctrinal questions, state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780520247031
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520247031.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fergus Millar, author

Todd Keeler-Wolf, editor

Allan Schoenherr, editor