Prologomena to Establishing Pre-Justinianic Texts

Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis [Legal History Review], Vol. 62, No. 2 (1994), pp. 113-125


For many years a central issue in Roman law studies has been the extent to which the substance of the law set out in Justinian's Code and Digest collected together from earlier materials has been interpolated. In this paper I seek to give an answer based primarily, but not exclusively, on the instructions given by Justinian to his compilers.