[Beowulf] "Code" vs. "Codes"

Toon Moene toon at moene.indiv.nluug.nl
Fri Apr 4 10:04:29 EDT 2008


Greg Lindahl wrote:

> The Church was still a major political power using Latin, not to
> mention the Holy Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire -- and Latin
> itself evolved steadily.

While Latin was used in the Byzantine Empire, perhaps these lines from 
Will Durant's "The Age of Faith" indicate to what extent:

"After Justinian's death his additional legislation was published as 
Novellae (sc. constitutiones) - i.e., new enactments.  Whereas the 
previous publications had been in Latin, this was in Greek, and marked 
the end of Latin as the language of the Law in the Byzantine Empire."

Interestingly, the new enactments still had a Latin name ...

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