Archive Civic Polity Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth

Whose Politics Are “Byzantine”?

Writing for The Guardian, Peter Frankopan believes that contrary to unflattering representations,  the old Byzantine Empire might have much to teach the modern EU, whose politics are really “Byzantine” in the pejorative sense, and run by a caste of men without chests even more than Byzantium was administered by eunuchs lacking other integral parts. Pointing […]

Archive Civic Polity Corpus Iuris Civilis E.J. Hutchinson

An Introduction to the Corpus Iuris Civilis

I propose in coming weeks to put forward a series of historico-archaeological posts on ideas of justice and of natural law in Roman jurisprudence by making use of sections of two parts of Justinian’s Corpus Iuris Civilis (“Body of Civil Law”): first, the Digest and, later, the Institutes. Most posts will consist of a short […]