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Gaius

[gey-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs/
noun
1.
a.d. c110–c180, Roman jurist and writer, especially on civil law.
2.
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Gaius

/ˈɡaɪəs/
noun
1.
?110–?180 ad, Roman jurist. His Institutes were later used as the basis for those of Justinian
2.
Gaius Caesar. See Caligula
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Gaius in the Bible

(1.) A Macedonian, Paul's fellow-traveller, and his host at Corinth when he wrote his Epistle to the Romans (16:23). He with his household were baptized by Paul (1 Cor. 1:14). During a heathen outbreak against Paul at Ephesus the mob seized Gaius and Aristarchus because they could not find Paul, and rushed with them into the theatre. Some have identified this Gaius with No. (2). (2.) A man of Derbe who accompanied Paul into Asia on his last journey to Jerusalem (3.) A Christain of Asia Minor to whom John addressed his third epistle (3 John 1:1).

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Encyclopedia Article for Gaius

Roman jurist whose writings became authoritative in the late Roman Empire. The Law of Citations (426), issued by the eastern Roman emperor Theodosius II, named Gaius one of five jurists (the others were Papinian, Ulpian, Modestinus, and Paulus) whose doctrines were to be followed by judges in deciding cases. The Institutiones ("Institutes") of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I (reigned 527-565), which were intended to supersede Gaius's treatise of the same name, were modeled on the older work in style and content, and numerous passages were copied verbatim.

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