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Tue Apr 04 17:07:58 2017 1 Project Gutenberg’s The Institutes of Justinian, by Caesar Flavius Justinian This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Institutes of Justinian Author: Caesar Flavius Justinian Translator: J.B.
Moyle Release Date: June, 2004 [EBook #5983] Posting Date: April 11, 2009 Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE INSTITUTES OF JUSTINIAN *** Produced by Howard Sauertieg THE INSTITUTES OF JUSTINIAN Translated into English by J.
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of Lincoln’s Inn, Barrister-at-Law, Fellow and Late Tutor of New College, Oxford Fifth Edition (1913) PROOEMIVM In the name of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. The Emperor Caesar Flavius Justinian, conqueror of the Alamanni, the Goths, the Franks, the Germans, the Antes, the Alani, the Vandals, the Africans, pious, prosperous, renowned, victorious, and triumphant, ever august, To the youth desirous of studying the law: The imperial majesty should be armed with laws as well as glorified with arms, that there may be good government in times both of war and of peace, and the ruler of Rome may not only be victorious over his enemies, but may show himself as scrupulously regardful of justice as triumphant over his conquered foes. With deepest application and forethought, and by the blessing of God, we have attained both of these objects.
The barbarian nations which we have subjugated know our valour, Africa and other provinces without number being once more, after so long an interval, reduced beneath the sway of Rome by victories granted by Heaven, and themselves bearing witness to Tue Apr 04 17:07:58 2017 2 our dominion.
All peoples too are ruled by laws which we have either enacted or arranged.
Having removed every inconsistency from the sac...





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