Digesta Iustiniani

Digest, Iustiniani Digesta, Digesta seu Pandectae, Digesta Iustiniani Augusti. All these names belong to one book, a book of great importance and impact on Western society and thought.

Digesta is a set of legal texts that originated in the sixth century. They are the result of several years of compilation work by lawyers led by Tribonian. On the orders of Emperor Justinian I and using the work of authors such as Ulpianus and Papinianus, this team categorized and systematized all legal knowledge of the time.

This fact implies one of the names Pandectae, from the Greek pan-dectes, i.e. all-containing.

Roman law has become the basis of all Western legal systems and has played an important role in their further development until now.

You can find out more in the up journal article and on the website of nugis finem, which publishes this book.