By lthelen
  • 322

    Constantine declared that slaves who commit suicide are thieves to their master(s).

  • 350

    Aristotle prohibited suicide because it is against virtue

  • 360

    Plato prohibited suicide except (1) condemnation to death, (2) painful and incurable illness, (3) misery

  • 410

    St Augustine’s City of God prohibited suicide based on the commandment that “thou shalt not kill” and that man does not have the right to expedite God’s admittance into heaven.

  • Period: Jan 1, 1265 to Jan 1, 1274

    St. Thomas Aquinas suicide is (1) offense against nature, (2) attack on society, and (3) offense against God.

  • Frankish synods forbade prayers and Christian burial for suicide