Justice Fred Blume and the Translation of Justinian's Code
Law Library Journal, Vol. 99, 2007
30 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2008
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
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