Gaius gā´əs, gī´– [key], fl. 2d cent., Roman jurist. He is known for the Institutes (repr., 2 vol., 1967 Vol. I is a translation of the text, Vol. II consists of commentaries), a legal textbook that contributed materially to modern knowledge of early Roman law. It was much used in the compilation of the Corpus Juris Civilis .
See study by A. M. Honore (1962).
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