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The Fourth Century: Continuity And Change

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This Chapter traces the continuity and change among the collegia centonariorum by taking a close look at the legal material. The laws in the Theodosian Code reflect Imperial policies and concerns from Constantine to Theodosius II. In order to prevent the centonarii from leaving the guild for the curia, the emperors employed the corpus as a mechanism of control. Punishment was designated for the corpus' failure to promptly report the fleeing of its members. As far as the centonarii are concerned, the latest dated inscription from the centonarii is an honorific inscription for Minucius Aeterius Fabens, patron of the collegium centonariorum of Forum Popilii. The effect of the umbra potentium was not only to render Imperial legislation ineffectual, but also to weaken the solidarity among members of the collegium.

Keywords: collegia centonariorum; Theodosian Code



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