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Theodo'rus

*Qeo/dwros), of Hermopolis, was a native of Hermopolis in the Thebaid. He was an advocate (σχολαστικός) at Constantinople.


Works


Commentaries on the Digest, the Code and the Novellae

At Constantinople he wrote his commentaries on the Digest, the Code, and the Novellae. In the Breviarium of the Novellae he is named at full length " Theodorus Scholasticus, a Theban of Hermopolis." This Theodorus was living as late as the reign of Mauricius, in whose time, it was affirmed, he composed his Breviarium after the collection of 168 Novellae. in which collection appear three Novellae of Tiberius, which Theodorus has not neglected. If Theodorus of Hermopolis wrote so late, it is hardly within the limits of probability that he was the Theodorus, professor at Constantinople, one of those to whom Justinian addressed his constitution on the course of law studies (Omnem reipublicae nostrae). There is a small number of fragments by Theodorus, which are placed in the Basilica under certain texts of the Digests; but whether he commented on the whole work is doubtful. The commentary on the Code was a Breviarium, consisting of abridgments or summaries of the Constitutions in the Code, with notices of similar passages in the Code or the Novellae. The Breviarium of the Novellae exists complete in a MS. of Mount Athos, the only one at present known.


Editions

The Breviarium of the Novellae has been published by Zachariae, Anccdota (pp. 1-163).


Further Information

Mortreuil, Histoire du Droit Byzantin, vol. i.

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