Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online

Get access

Codex Justinianus
(3,362 words)

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…

Cite this page
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 04 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00000703>
First published online: 2018



▲   Back to top   ▲