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Code of Justinian – First Preface

Code of Justinian – First Preface

Nov 16, 2012

The following is the text of the First Preface from the Codex Justinianus (Code of Justinian) issued in 534 AD: The Emperor Justinian to the Senate of the City of Constantinople. Those things which seem to many former Emperors to require correction, but which none of them ventured to carry into effect, We have decided to accomplish at the present time with the...