This paper addresses the question of the dating of the palimpsest of Gaius' Institutes (Verona, B. Cap., Cod. XV). A comparison with other manuscripts written for certain in the 6th century in "B-R" uncial shows that this kind of script was characteristic of the Byzantine area in Justinian's age. The possible objection against its dating to the Justinianic period is reconsidered in the light of the fact that the abbreviations in legal texts of Justinian's compilation were officially banned only at the end of 533 AD and that such a prohibitions was in force in the western part of the Roman empire some years later. The conclusion is that Gaius' manuscript was most likely written in the Justinianic period.
|Numero di pagine||25|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts
- Library and Information Sciences