Theodora in Scotland

Roman Law Resources

Ernest Metzger, University of Glasgow School of Law

This site provides information on Roman law sources and literature, the teaching of Roman law, and the persons who study Roman law. The site is available in English and German. Users are invited to submit to this site any materials or information which might interest other users.

Theodora in Scotland


Call for Submissions: Roman Legal Tradition. The Editor and Board of Roman Legal Tradition welcome submissions for the forthcoming issue. Roman Legal Tradition is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the civilian tradition in ancient, medieval, and modern law. It is published by the Ames Foundation at the Harvard Law School and the Alan Rodger Endowment at the University of Glasgow.
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Society for Classical Studies/Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. 2-5 i 2020.
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Association of Ancient Historians Annual Meeting, Iowa City, Iowa. 23-25 iv 2020.
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European Society for Comparative Legal History. 6th Biennial conference, Lisbon. 'Professions and Methods in Comparative Legal History'. 1-3 vii 2020.
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LXXIVème Session de la Société Internationale Fernand de Visscher pour l'Histoire des Droits de l'Antiquité, 5-9 i 2021, Santiago.
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Deutsche Rechtshistorikertag. 7-11 ix 2020, Zurich.
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American Society for Legal History Annual Meeting 2019. Boston, Massachusetts. 21-24 xi 2019.
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XXIVth Annual Forum of the Association of Young Legal Historians. 'Identity, Citizenship and Legal History'. 5-8 vi 2019, Brussels.
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A list of abbreviations that are common in Roman law literature.

An index to relevant bibliographies and catalogues of materials available over the Internet.

Justinian's Codex in English: corrections and comments
Users may consult the corrections submitted by contributors, and may submit corrections themselves.

Justinian's Digest in English: corrections and comments
Users may consult the corrections submitted by contributors, and may submit corrections themselves.

An index of literature collections on Roman, civil, and ancient law, available over the internet.

193-305 AD: from the Accession of Pertinax to the Abdication of Diocletian. Prepared to accompany Emperors and Lawyers, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994), by Tony Honoré.

An index to relevant primary sources available over the Internet.

Teaching Materials
An index to relevant teaching materials available over the Internet.


Blogs and Discussion Forums
A directory of sites where subjects of interest to users of this site are discussed.

An index to websites of relevant journals.

An index of internet portals for Roman, civil, and ancient law.

Societies and Projects
An index of societies and projects relating to Roman, civil, and ancient law.


In Memoriam
We remember.

legacy pages

Electronic Reprints
A small number of articles, which have been published elsewhere, are reprinted at this site.

Directory of Legal Historians
Links to directories of legal romanists and other legal historians.


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