Basilica Online

Justinian's Corpus iuris in the Byzantine world

Basilica Online is a fully-searchable online edition of the 17 volumes of the Basilica text and its scholia, as edited between 1945 and 1988 by H.J. Scheltema, D. Holwerda, and N. van der Wal. The Basilica is the single-most important source for Byzantine law throughout the period of the Byzantine empire, and is a major source for Byzantine studies more broadly.

Added Features and Benefits
- Most recent and accurate edition of the Basilica text and its scholia.
- Fully searchable in both Latin and Greek.
- All critical apparatus of the edition included.
- Browsing and navigation functionalities at volume (volumen), book (liber) or chapter (titulus) level.
- Full academic introduction written specifically for the online edition by Professor Dr B. H. Stolte.
- Comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography compiled by Dr T. E. van Bochove.
- Collective index to the text and scholia.

Researchers with interests in Byzantine law, Byzantine society, medieval legal history, Roman law and its afterlives, and medieval Greek language.

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This index has been especially created for the Basilica Online. Based on the indices originally prepared by H. J. Scheltema, D. Holwerda, and N. van der Wal, this index collects the references previously spread across all 17 volumes of the Basilica into one consolidated index, with double entries removed and corrections made.

As with the original indices, this index takes the Corpus Iuris Civilis as its basis, and links the text and scholia of the Basilica to the Corpus, the ultimate source of the Basilica. The index has been divided into four parts, following the four parts of the Corpus Iuris Civilis: Institutiones, Digesta, Codex, and Novellae. The index showing the links between the Basilica and the four constituent parts of the Corpus can be browsed by clicking on the titles here displayed. From these pages, it is possible to browse the index as displayed on the webpage, and clicking on the links under the columns ‘Basilica’ and ‘Scholia’ take you to the referenced book and chapter.

Academic Advisor: Professor Dr Bernard Stolte, University of Groningen