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Who wrote that "laws were most numerous when the commonwealth was most corrupt"?

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In writing about the era of the Roman emperor Tiberius (14-37 AD), the first-century Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus wrote that "laws were most numerous when the commonwealth was most corrupt." In the same work, Tacitus wrote of a man named "Christus" who "suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus."

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