The Digest of Roman Law: Theft, Rapine, Damage and Insult

The Digest of Roman Law: Theft, Rapine, Damage and Insult

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By (author) Emperor Of the East Justinian I, Translated by C.F. Kolbert

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  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 193mm x 15mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 28 June 1979
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140443436
  • ISBN 13: 9780140443431
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 224,338

Product description

Codified by Justinian I and published under his aegis in A.D. 533, this celebrated work of legal history forms a fascinating picture of ordinary life in Rome.

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Author information

Justinian I (483 -565) was Eastern Roman Emperor from 527 until his death. One of the most important rulers of Late Antiquity, he is best remembered for his reform of the legal code through the commission of Tribonian the military expansion of imperial territory that was achieved during his reign, primarily through the campaigns of Belisarius and his marriage and partnership with his wife Empress Theodora. He is also known as "The last Roman Emperor" and was the emperor who reconquered the city of Rome from the Ostrogoths.

Table of contents

Translated by C.F. KolbertGeneral Introduction The Legal Background The Roman Law of Delicts Concerning the Lex Aquilia Concerning Theft Concerning Robbery with Violence and Riotous Assembly Concerning Insulting Behaviour and Scandalous Libels Notes Further Reading