DIGESTUM VETUS

MS 209/06
MS Short Title DIGESTUM VETUS
Text DIGESTUM VETUS, BOOK 4:2, WITH THE ACCURSIAN GLOSS
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Italy, 14th c., 1 f., 40x27 cm, 2 columns main text, (22x14 cm), 52 lines surrounded by gloss, (35x23 cm), 100 lines in an Italian Bolognese Gothic book script of high grade and quality, initials in red and blue.
Provenance 1. Bernard Rosenthal, San Francisco.
Commentary

Digestum vetus is the first of the 3 parts (Digestum vetus, Infortiatum, and Digestum novum) that constitute the Digesta or Pandectae (covering all aspects of civil laws), and which is the main body of Justinian's Corpus Juris Civilis from 529-534, the basics of Western laws up to the present. Corpus Juris Civilis also comprised Codex constitutionum (imperial statutes), Institutionum (manual for jurists, a general survey of Roman law) and the novellae leges (new laws issued from 535-565).

On the reverse side, the lines in part of the gloss are forming a rhombic pattern.

Place of origin Italy
Dates 14c AD

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