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Corpus iuris
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Corpus iuris (CI) is used in Liv. 3,34,7 for the Twelve Tables and in Cod. lust. 5,13,1. pr. (AD 530) for the whole of Roman law. In Const. Omnen § 1 (533) totum corpus means Justinian's work of reform mentioned in Const. Deo auctore § 11 (530) and, with its parts (institutiones, digesta seu pandecta, cod. Iustinianus repetitae praelectionis) in Const. Cordi § 5 (534). Justinian himself did not institute any measures for the official collection of the novellae after 535. They were first included by the glossarists in the collected work they named the CI: digestum vetus, i…

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Voß, Wulf Eckart (Osnabrück), “Corpus iuris”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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