Justice Fred Blume and the Translation of Justinian's Code

Law Library Journal, Vol. 99, 2007

30 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2008

See all articles by Timothy G. Kearley

Timothy G. Kearley

University of Wyoming College of Law

Abstract

Justice Frederick H. Blume, attorney and long-time Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court, single-handedly translated Justinian's Code and Novels in the early twentieth century. His is the only English translation of the Code to have been made from the Latin version accepted as most authoritative. Using Blume's papers, this article describes, among other things: how Blume created the extensive Roman law library needed for his translation; his approach to translation; and his collaboration with Clyde Pharr on Pharr's "Corpus Juris Romani" series. The article also describes the author's editing and digitization of Justice Blume's translation.

Keywords: Roman law, Justinian's Code, translation

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Kearley, Timothy G., Justice Fred Blume and the Translation of Justinian's Code. Law Library Journal, Vol. 99, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1077921

Timothy G. Kearley (Contact Author)

University of Wyoming College of Law ( email )

Dept. 3035
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WV 82071
United States

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