Codex Gregorianus redivivus?
Revue internationale des droits de l'antiquité, 3rd series
This is the original English version of the French abstract: The Fragmenta Londiniensia Anteiustiniana (discussed by Benet Salway elsewhere in these résumés) are the remains of a fifth or early sixth-century legal manuscript, comprising solely rescripts of third-century emperors (Caracalla, Gordian III, the Philips, the tetrarchs). The work in the fragments is not the Justinian Code (534 edition), since, despite some overlap with CJ VII.62, it contains additional material and so should be a source or share a source with the Code. It is unlikely to be from the first Code edition of 529. Nor does it have the features typical of legal miscellanies (e.g. the Lex Dei), as it lacks both juristic excerpts and authorial commentary. It also shares a feature peculiar otherwise only to the Breviary Gregorianus, namely the emperor’s name repeated in succeeding headings (as opposed to the substituted phrase “Idem Aug.” standard in other legal works). The tetrarchic rescript in the fragments (= CJ VII.62.7) would usually be attributed to the Hermogenian Code, since that work contained primarily private rescripts of 293-294. However, some such material was also present in the Gregorian Code. Therefore the Fragmenta are most likely to be the surviving remains of the only known manuscript of the Codex Gregorianus.
|Title:||Codex Gregorianus redivivus?|
|Additional information:||This is the abstract of the presentation made at the 65th session of the Société Internationale Fernand de Visscher pour l'Histoire des Droits de l'Antiquité, held at Liège, September 2011|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences|
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