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a consularis under Antoninus Heliogabalus, on whose writings Ulpianus commented according to Aelius Lampridius (Anton. Heliogab. 100.16). Heliogabalus, in a low tone of voice, ordered a centurion to put Sabinus to death for staying in the city; but the centurion, who was rather deaf, thought that the order was to drive him out of Rome, which he did, and thus saved the life of Sabinus. The statement of Ulpianus commenting on a work of this Sabinus, is apparently rently a blunder of Lampridius. In his life of Alexander Severus (100.68) Lampridius mentions among the consiliarii of Alexander, Fabius Sabinus, a son of Sabinus, an illustrious man, the Cato of his time. Fabius may have been a jurist, but nothing is known of him. There is no reason for calling Sabinus one, for Lampridius is no authority, and there is no other. (Grotius, Vitae Jurisconsultorum, p. 189.)


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