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Codex Justinianus
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The Codex Justinianus (Justinian Code) is a Roman legal compilation in 12 books containing edited versions of pronouncements by emperors. It was made on the orders of the emperor Justinian I (r. 527–565 CE), known today in the version promulgated in 534 CE. In February 528 CE Justinian set up a commission to recompile the three existing codes of imperial laws (Greg…

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Corcoran, Simon, “Codex Justinianus”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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