The author counters the idea that Theodosius II's codification expressed a conception of self-sufficiency of imperial legislation and argues that, rather, the emperor recognised the value of the writings of classical jurisprudence as another component of the overall legal order. Nov. Th. 1 does not express a derogatory attitude towards the ancient jurists.The criticism of the 'immense copia librorum' and the 'cloud of volumina' as the causes of the poor results of the studium iuris are, yes, addressed to the texts of the ancient jurists, but not as expressions of scientific elaboration, but as dispersive and inadequate sources of knowledge of the imperial constitutions. The emperor remedied this difficulty in consulting the constitutions with the Codex.
|Number of pages||30|
|Journal||SEMINARIOS COMPLUTENSES DE DERECHO ROMANO|
|Volume||Seminarios Complutenses de Derecho romano - vol. XXVIII|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|