Epanogoge

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Epanogoge

 

a collection of Byzantine laws of the late ninth century (after 879). The Epanogoge was published in the name of Emperor Basil I and his sons Leo and Alexander. A large part of the code was a compilation of earlier laws, including many norms from the Procheiron and Écloga that can be traced back to Roman and Eastern law. The Epanogoge also contained a number of new statutes dealing with such issues as the rights of the clergy, the power of the patriarch, and the ways in which the patriarch’s power supplemented that of the emperor. The new statutes defined the relationship of the feudal state to the church and were subsequently widely applied in ecclesiatical law.

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