A d F o n t e s

(Latin: "to the sources")

Alan Watson’s *Justinian’s Digest* Back In Print

I’ve been off the blogosphere for virtually all term (classes have been rough), but now that it’s nearly over I thought I would inaugurate my re-entrance with the re-emergence of a new book.

Mommsen’s edition of the legal codices of Justinian and Theodosius are depressingly expensive–the latter is currently going for ~250 Euros last I checked, which is ghastly.

Fortunately, Alan Watson’s Latin-English edition of the Justinian’s Digest just returned to print (and is available w/ a %5 discount from Amazon.com). The translation is good, includes Mommsen’s edition of the Latin, and is organized with Latin and English pages facing.

It’s currently selling for $35/vol (4 vols) in paperback, which is quite a steal, and I fully expect the price to jump to ~$50/vol. So get it while you can.

May 6, 2008 - Posted by | Books, Miscellaneous

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the heads up on the Digest!

    Comment by Jared | May 7, 2008 | Reply

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