Divus, aeternitas, numen, ... ¿Teologia imperial en la legislación tardoantigua?
| AEVUM - 2007 - 1
Imperial titulature, as it is found in late Roman constitutions, include words pertaining to religious
language. Terms, that define some of the emperors’ virtues, link them to the divine field. The new
religious trend of the Roman Empire did not influence this use. An unbroken use of a sort of “classic”
language is observed. For this reason Christian emperors could describe themselves as “divus” or
“numen”. These titles became honorific and formulary, gradually losing the original religious sense.