Byzantine Emperor Justinian Completes First Draft of Corpus Juris Civilis a Revision of Roman Law Hot

Byzantine Emperor Justinian Completes First Draft of Corpus Juris Civilis a Revision of Roman Law

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Byzantine Emperor Justinian I completes the first draft of the Corpus Juris Civilis, a thorough revision of Roman Law that incorporates the Codex Iustinianus, the Digesta, the Institutiones, and the Novellae. This ensures that survival of Roman law and creates the foundation for later Byzantine law.

It's not known how much revision is done of the ancient codes because no earlier, original sources survive.

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