A Companion to Justinian's Institutes

London: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd., and Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 1998. 244 pages. ISBN 9780715628300.

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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.