This is the work of a remarkable American judge: great energy, a gift for translation, and deep learning in Roman law. Over several decades in the first half of the twentieth century, Fred H. Blume, Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court, produced an annotated translation of the Codex of Justinian. It lay unavailable for many years, until Timothy Kearley of the University of Wyoming transcribed the work and published it on the internet. Bruce Frier of the University of Michigan then assembled a group of scholars to review the translation. With the addition of introductory essays and supplementary materials, Blume's work, together with the ancient texts, now appears in three volumes published by the Cambridge University Press.
From time to time readers offer corrections, or simply comments on points of translation. Those corrections and comments are published below. Submissions should ordinarily be directed to Prof Frier in the first instance.
The Codex of Justinian: A New Annotated Translation, with Parallel Latin and Greek Text. Translated by Fred H. Blume. Edited by Bruce W. Frier. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2016. 3 volumes. ISBN: 9780521196826. Publisher's site.
Justice Fred H. Blume and the translation of Justinian's Codex Timothy Kearley
Revising Justice Blume's translation of Justinian's Codex Bruce W. Frier
The Codex of Justinian: the life of a text through fifteen hundred years Simon Corcoran
The Codex of Justinian: text and translation: the introductory constitutions John NoŽl Dillon and Bruce W. Frier
First book John NoŽl Dillon
Second book Bruce W. Frier
Third book Serena Connolly
Fourth book Dennis P. Kehoe
Fifth book Thomas A. J. McGinn
Sixth book Simon Corcoran, Michael Crawford, Benet Salway, Bruce W. Frier, Dennis P. Kehoe and Thomas A. J. McGinn
Seventh book Noel Lenski
Eighth book Bruce W. Frier
Ninth book Thomas A. J. McGinn
Tenth book Dennis P. Kehoe
Eleventh book Dennis P. Kehoe
Twelfth book Charles F. Pazdernik
Glossary of Roman law terms
Constitutions listed in chronological order