A Companion to Justinian's Institutes
London: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd., and Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 1998. 244 pages. ISBN 9780715628300.
Edited by Ernest Metzger
Written to accompany the Birks and McLeod translation of Justinian's Institutes, this book takes up all the principal subjects in the Institutes and gives a description of the law on each subject: the sources of law; the law of persons; the law of property; the law of succession; the law of obligations; the law of actions; and criminal trials. Each chapter gives comprehensive guidance on ancient and modern sources and contains a bibliography for further reading. The technical legal vocabulary used in both books is set out in detail, and tables of authorities are included. The book is suitable as a student textbook commenting on a source fundamental to the study of Roman Law.