Legal History -
Pre-Classical and Classical Periods
Code of Hammurabi
Code of Laws
alternative e-texts of the world's oldest known legal code (circa 1780
B.C.), translated into English, with relevant explanatory definitions and
Sumner Maine's Ancient Law
e-text of Sir Henry Maine's famous work.
Constitution by Aristotle
the Avalon Project's e-text, with commetary.
Cicero, the greatest advocate of his age, for the defence.
the Institutes of the Emperor Justinian, in Latin.
Gaius's Commentaries on the Institutes, in Latin.
The full title is "Index paginarum ad historiam iuris et res antiquas
pertinentium quae aliis locis paratae habentur". Links to classical legal
Ancient Rome &
Alexandr Koptev, a Russian academic historian, presents this marvellous
site (in English) with numerous e-texts of legal documents from Ancient
the University of Saarbrücken provides this important website,
in English, comprising both original source material and links to related
information on Roman law sources and literature from the Centre for
the Study of the Civil Law Tradition at the University of Aberdeen.
a good collection of links from the London Guildhall University.
Ancient History Sourcebook: Ancient Legal Links
a vast collection of resources from the Ancient Near East, Greece,
Rome and other ancient cultures.