The digest of justinian volume 1 book description when justinian became sole ruler of the byzantine empire in ad 527 he ordered the preparation of three compilations of roman law that together formed the corpus juris civilis. The digest of justinian volume 1 edited by alan watson revised edition 768 pages 7 x 10 paper 2009 isbn 9780812220339 3750s outside the americas gbp3100 ebook editions are available from selected online vendors a major achievement and an event of the first importance. The digest was assembled by a team of sixteen academic lawyers commissioned by justinian in 533 to cull everything of value from earlier roman law it was for centuries the focal point of legal education in the west and remains today an unprecedented collection of the commentaries of roman jurists on the civil law. Originally published in 1903 this two volume work contains an english translation of the first fifteen books of the digest of justinian which formed one part of roman civil law monro uses the latin text edited by theodor mommsen and translates latin legal terms by using explanatory substitute words not by giving the nearest approximation . In the digest of justinian volume 1 the digest of justinian volume 1
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