DescriptionJustinian I, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire, publishes the Code of Justinian, a compilation of all Roman laws
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10. Holy things also, as the walls and gates of a city, are to a certain degree subject to divine law, and therefore are not part of the property of any one. The walls of a city are said to be holy, inasmuch as any offence against them is punished capitally; so, too, those parts of laws by which punishments are established against transgressors, we term sanctions.