The promotion of the work The Digest of Justinian (Digesta –Iustiniani), translated from Latin by Prof. Daniela Tosheva, PhD was held at the International Slavic University today.
The publishing of the bookwas supported by the Ministry of Culture of Republic of North Macedonia.
Prof. Vesna Tomovska, PhD from the Faculty of Philosophy within Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje was the one who promoted the book.
The Roman Emperor Justinian I (527-565) was one of the most energetic rulers, who presented ambitions in more fields. One of the most significant accomplishments, which he took up shortly after coming to power, concerned the systematic reconstruction and consolidation of the Roman Law, as well as the transformation of legal education.
This endeavor was the long-standing work of the lawyers and as a result the first codex was issued, which later (in the 16th century) was named Civil Rights Collection (Corpus iuriscivilis). The Digest of Justinian is just a segment of the Civil Rights Collection, but probably it is the most significant and the most extensive part that was comprised of fifty books.
In this book named The Digest of Justinian, the books 23 and 24 were covered, i.e. the books which dealt with marriage law. According to this, the content of this book was the primary source of study not only of marriage and Marriage law in antiquity, but also the legal status of women in antiquity.