Rothari's law had no subsequent effect on any ecclesiastical rulings by popes or on any decrees of church synods, but it did influence secular legislation.
A closer parallel to Chapter 176 of Rothari's Edict appeared more than 400 years later in the North German code of customary law called the Sachsenspiegel (Mirror of the Saxons).
Rothari's Edict, Carolingian legislation, the Sachsenspiegel, and Henry of Bracton's commentary on English Common Law either exclude lepers from society and/or impose severe restrictions on their legal rights.
(31) Sternburg, Orientalium more secutus, 170-71 et passim; Rothari's Edict in The Lombard Laws.
In 643, the Lombard king Rothari issued a code of law which, although written in Latin, derived from the old Germanic customary laws of the Lombard tribe.
Nearly six hundred years earlier, Article 353 of Longobard Rothari
's Edict had contemplated just such cases: `Si duo porcarii inter se battederint aut scandalum commiserint ...' (if two swineherds come to blows, or cause a rucus ...).(11) The term here (428) is perhaps less surprising than it might be, were it to be applied to modern-day pigs, for the medieval `domestic' pig was hardly distinguishable from a wild boar, and had a very visible coat.(12)
o Edit de Rothari, 186 mulier ipsa licentiam habeat...
Franc., 5,14 excepto filiabus; Edit de Rothari, 78 excepto operas et mercedes medici.
Hoc si quis mendacium et non rei existimat veritatem, relegat prologum edicti, quem rex Rothari
de Langobardorum legibus conposuit, et pene in omnibus hoc codicibus, sicut nos in hac historiola inseruimus, scriptum repperiet.
In these respects the ET is similar to other important legal compilations like the Visigothic Breviary of Alaric (506) and the much later Edict of the Lombard king Rothari
(643), which together formed a distinctive western legal culture in the aftermath of Rome's demise.
(1) A lingua do edito de Rothari
, que data de 643, e muito mais carregado de tracos vulgares.