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Hence it is only just that the administration of this province should be ornamented by investing it with a sign of the ancient Roman magistracies. And now its current administrators, that is, the civil and military governors, should be joined into one office and JOHN LYDUS AND THE ROMAN PAST 39 decorated with the title of Praetor. 32 This explanation garbles legend and completely overlooks the true historical connection of the two nations. 33 This antiquarian pose found expression in a new theory of legal sanction that invoked Christian divinity in a more complex way than had ever been done before.
51 Also during the reign of Anastasius, Lydus served as chartularius of the scrinium of the commentarienses, possibly in 51752 The emperor entrusted the commentarienses with confiscations and banishments;53 from the earliest stages of his career Lydus knew the cost of imperial disfavor, for he was actively engaged in implementing such imperial decisions. 54 We may suspect a conflict of loyalties. 55 The reasons for this decision are not clear56. Caimi suggests probably the best one. 59 The note of disappointment in his voice is real, for his career never flourished again as it did in those early years.
For example, Justinian’s Novel 25 (May 535) begins: We have thought it right to adorn the nation of Lycaonia with a greater form of government than its present one since we have considered those first beginnings from which comes the present nation of the Lycaonians, according to those who have written about ancient matters. They have informed us that the Lycaonian nation is most closely akin to the Roman people and, on the same evidence, practically wedded to it. Long ago Arcadia in Hellas was ruled by Lycaon, and he began the settlement of the territory of the Romans.