Roman emperor (317-361)
Constantius II (7 August 317 – 3 November 361) was Roman Emperor from 337 to 361. The second son of Constantine I and Fausta, he ascended to the throne with his brothers Constantine II and Constans upon their father's death.
- If any Jew should suppose that he should purchase the slave of another sec or people, such slave shall be immediately vindicated to the fisc. If the Jew should purchase a slave and circumcise him, he shall be penalized not only with the loss of the slave, but he shall also be visited with capital punishment.
- 13 August 339 according to page 185 of "The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World" by Peter Schafer, published in 2003
- Pagan superstition and sacrifices are completely forbidden, in accord with the law set forth by Constantine.
- CT 16.10.2 released 341
- Pagan temples are to be closed; access to them is denied, and violators face capital punishment. The property of a violator will be given to the state treasury. Governors who fail to carry out this punishment will be punished.
- CT 16.10.4 released 1 December 346
- Those guilty of idolatry or pagan sacrifices must suffer capital punishment.
- CT 16.10.6 released 20 February 356
- Constantius declares a curse on those who perform the magic arts and thereby “jeopardize the lives of innocent persons.”
- CT 9.16.5 released 4 December 356
- Anyone who consults a soothsayer on account of curiosity of the future will suffer capital punishment.
- CT 9.16.4 released 25 June 357
- Even a high-ranking man convicted of wizardry will face torture.
- CT 9.16.6 released 5 July 357