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Tribonian

(Tribonianus) (trĭbō`nēən), d. 545?, Roman jurist. Under the command of Justinian IJustinian I
, 483–565, Byzantine emperor (527–65), nephew and successor of Justin I. He was responsible for much imperial policy during his uncle's reign. Soon after becoming emperor, Justinian instituted major administrative changes and tried to increase state
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, he directed the compilation of the Corpus Juris CivilisCorpus Juris Civilis
, most comprehensive code of Roman law and the basic document of all modern civil law. Compiled by order of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, the first three parts appeared between 529 and 535 and were the work of a commission of 17 jurists presided over by the
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. It is not possible to determine exactly what Tribonian himself contributed; in all likelihood he wrote largely from his encyclopedic knowledge of Roman law.

Tribonian

 

Date of birth unknown; died circa 545. Byzantine jurist.

Tribonian held high government posts under the emperor Justinian. From 528 to 534 he directed the codification of the Corpus Iuris Civilis (seeCODIFICATION OF JUSTINIAN).

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Tribonian obviously presided over a group of specialists because the Corpus Juris Civilis amounted to four large volumes.
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