Projet Volterra



December 2009

The Volterra team identifies part of a pre-Justinian legal work, very probably the Codex Gregorianus (of which no other direct manuscript witnesses survive), preserved in some parchment fragments (the London Fragments = Fragmenta Londiniensia) datable to the period AD400-500.

November 2009

Simon Corcoran publishes twin articles on the two Justinian Code editions in the Journal of Juristic Papyrology 38 (2008) and the Journal of Late Antiquity 2 (2009).

Brepols publishes Codex Theodosianus V, the first installment of the French Theodosian Code translation project. Reviewed by Simon Corcoran in Roman Legal Tradition 5.

November 2009

The proceedings of two events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the death of Edoardo Volterra, held at the École Française de Rome (Oct. 2004) and Mondragone (Oct. 2005), were published in the Bullettino dell'Istituto di Diritto Romano 3rd ser. 42-43 (2000-2001 [2009]) pp. 735-829.

October 2009

Simon Corcoran represented the Projet Volterra at the second Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age (Philadelphia, 30-31 October), making a presentation about the project and taking part in a panel discussion.

Simon Corcoran represented the Projet Volterra at the "Editing the Laws of Medieval England" workshop at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London (24 October 2009), as part of the Early English Laws Project, which covers the period up to 1215.

September 2009

The first and third Journées d'Etude of the French Theodosian Code translation project have now been published as follows:

  • S. Crogiez-Pétrequin, P. Jaillette and O. Huck (eds.), Le Code Théodosien : diversité des approches et nouvelles perspectives (Collection de l'École française de Rome 412; Rome 2009)
  • J.-J. Aubert and Ph. Blanchard (eds.), Droit, religion et société dans le Code Théodosien: Troisièmes Journées d'Etude sur le Code Théodosien, Neuchâtel, 15-17 février 2007 (Geneva 2009)

The addition of a brief account of the work of A.F. Murison (Professor of Roman Law, UCL, 1883-1925) on the Paraphrasis Institutionum of the antecessor Theophilus, together with a description of Murison's research papers held in the UCL archives.

August 2009

Publication by Simon Corcoran in the Zeitschrift der Savigny Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte: romanistische Abteilung 126 (2009) of two folios from a saec. XI manuscript of the Justinian Code in the Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Rome, as also of details from two other unpublished saec. XI Justinian Code fragments.

July 2009

Further on-line texts are made available: the Dictatum de Consiliariis and the Collectio de Tutoribus from the corpus of material relating to Julian the antecessor; the Fragmenta Gaudenziana; and the Lectio legum.

June 2009

The Projet Volterra was represented at the colloquium « Codifications et reformes dans l'empire tardif et les royaumes barbares », held in the École française de Rome (30 June to 1 July 2009), where Simon Corcoran gave a paper on the Gregorianus and Hermogenianus, and Benet Salway, unable to attend in person, sent a paper on the Theodosianus for vicarious delivery. The event included a visit to the Volterra collection in the library of the École française in the Palazzo Farnese.

February 2009

Simon Corcoran gives papers on the two ancient editions of the Justinian Code at Manchester, London (Department of Laws, UCL), and Edinburgh.

January 2009

Publication of the previously unnoticed heading to Diocletian's Prices Edict at Stratonicea (Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 166 (2008) pp. 295-302), identified by Ulrike Roth and Michael Crawford, and written up by Simon Corcoran. The heading reads simply: E(xemplum) S(acrarum) L(itterarum).