Few who work with the Theodosian Code are unfamiliar with Clyde Pharr's (Vanderbilt University) massive 1952 translation (Princeton University Press) of the legal work. Prof. Linda Jones Hall writes eloquently about the women--in particular Dr. Theresa Davidson--who contributed to the translation of the Theodosian Code, and the personal feuds and gender politics that may have contributed to their marginalization. This article also considers the contribution of Wyoming judge Fred H. Blume. The article illustrates that while female classicists were hard at work in mid-century America, they were not always given their due. It also demonstrates that, largely in the name of pomp, circumstance, and the name-dropping of well-known scholars, women and men of lesser academic renown were sometimes overlooked and unmentioned, though their work was of a high caliber.
A link to the pdf of the article here:
Linda Jones Hall, "Clyde Pharr, the Women of Vanderbilt, and the Wyoming Judge: The Story Behind the Translation of the Theodosian Code in Mid-Century America," Roman Legal Tradition 8 (2012), 1-42.
Journal Site: http://romanlegaltradition.org/contents/2012/
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