Justinian's Corpus Iuris Civilis

Latin Texts

Codex  534 A.D. (2nd Version) 12 Books

Digest (Pandects) 533 A.D. 50 Books

Institutes 533 A.D. 4 Books

Map of Justinian's Empire


Justinian 527-565 A.D.

Codex Florentinus Firenze, Biblioteca Laurenziana, sine numero

Mosaic of Justinian in San Vitale, Ravenna

Novels (Novellae) (New Legislation of Justinian to 565)

Canon Law in Justinian's Codex

Hagia Sophia built for Justinian

Justinian's Roman Law of Marriage

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The texts here address the issue of marriage, and date back particularly to the time of the Emperor Augustus [r. 27BC-14AD] who was very concerned about family matters and ensuring a large population.  Back to Syllabus

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