a JURIST, a contemporary of Justinian. In A. D. 528, he was one of the commissioners appointed to form the first code.
He was then, and in A. D. 529, when the first code was confirmed, mentioned by Justinian with several official titles: “vir illustris, comes sacrarum largitionum inter agentes, et magister scrinii libellorum et sacrarum cognitionum.
” (Const. Haec quae necessario,
§ 1, Const. Summa Reipublicae,
A Second Constantinus who was an advocate at Constantinople
A person of the same name, who is described as an advocate at Constantinople, without any of these official titles, was one of the commissioners appointed to compile the Digest, A. D. 530 (Const. tanta,
§ 9), and was also one of the commissioners appointed to draw up that new edition of the Code which now forms part of the Corpus Juris. (Const. Cordi,
In the collection of Edicta Praefectorum Praetorio, first published by Zachariae (Anecdota, Lips. 1843) from a Bodleian manuscript, are three edicts of Constantinus (p. 272).
The edicts in this collection belong to the time of Anastasius, Justin, and Justinian. (A. D. 491-565.) Zachariae thinks that the author of these three edicts was the (constantinus who was praef. praet. of the East under Anastasius, as appears from Cod. 8, tit. 48. s. 5, and Cod. 2, tit. 7. s. 22, and that his full name was Asper Alypius Constantinus. (p. 260, nn. 19, 20.)