Brill’s New Pauly

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A. Name and general significance

The Digesta (from digerere, ‘to order’) formed the core of emperor Justinian's legal reforms: after the collection of the Imperial constitutions ( Codex ) in AD 529, the Institutiones followed in 533 as an introductory legal text book with binding legal force, then in the same year came the collection of classical writings of jurists, the Digests, and, finally, in…

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Voß, Wulf Eckart (Osnabrück), “Digesta”, 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 25 July 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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