'This is a wonderful book. The making of Justinian's Digest seemed in prospect to be a task so huge as to be beyond man's power to tackle.
The centre of Honore's Tribonian is the account of how it was done.
This is set in the life-history of the man whose energy kept despair at bay.
The book is in the end not only a contribution to legal history.
It is also a tool and manual of research.' Peter Birks, Classical Review"