The purpose of this page is to collect and publish corrections to and comments on the English translation of Justinian's Digest published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Users of this site may (1) examine proposed translations and comments, and (2) submit their own translations or comments. It is hoped this site will provide an efficient means to improve the present translation and discuss aspects of translating the Digest into English. To date the translation has appeared in two editions:
A. Watson (ed.), The Digest of Justinian [with Latin text edd. T. Mommsen and P. Krüger] (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1985), 4 vols. ISBN 0-8122-7945-X.
A. Watson (ed.), The Digest of Justinian [revised English-language edition] (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998), 2 vols. ISBN 0-8122-1636-9.
A small number of the corrections listed here have been noted in the second edition; these corrections are noted on these pages. Because in many instances they offer translations that differ from those given in the second edition, they will continue to appear here.
The information provided at this site consists of
— Proposed translations to replace those of the Pennsylvania Digest.
— Comments on those translations.
— Cross-references to other Digest texts, where appropriate.