Item No: mca2441531
Title: Infortiatum (Part II of the Digest of Justinian I)
Rare Book Department
This image is of a leaf from the Infortiatum, the second part of a fifty-book collection of Roman laws known as the Digest, the first of three parts of the Corpus iuris civilis (Corpus of Civil Law) compiled by the legal scholar Tiborian under the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian (r. 527-565 A.D). Tiborian collected and organized the existing body of classical and current law into a coherent collection of legal doctrine. The marginal drawing of a man pouring wine from a cask makes reference to the text above which is part of the chapter on the inheritance of wine (Book 33, title 6).
This manuscript can be dated to ca. 1270-80.
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Lewis E 244
Justinian I - Author