Was there ever a single collection of the Corpus Juris Civilis and has it survived?

This first edition is now lost; a second edition was issued in 534 and is the text that has survived. At least the second edition contained some of Justinian’s own legislation, including some legislation in Greek.

Who found Corpus Juris Civilis?

Emperor Justinian I

The Justinian Code or Corpus Juris Civilis (Corpus of Civil Law) was a major reform of Byzantine law created by Emperor Justinian I (r. 527-565 CE) in 528-9 CE.

What is the meaning of Corpus Juris?

body of law

Corpus juris is Latin for “body of law.” It may also be the title of a large, encyclopedic collection of laws, comprising an entire body of law. [Last updated in June of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]

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