The Dicaeologicae was an immense Latin work that sought to construct a single comprehensive juridical system by collating the Decalogue, Jewish law, Roman law, and various streams of European customary law. The translated sections comprising On Law and Power address such topics as common law, natural law, private or individual (civil) law, the nature of sovereign public authority, and limitations on public power.
"Althusius in Context: A Biographical and Historical Introduction," by Stephen J. Grabill
"A Demonstrative Theory of Natural Law: Johannes Althusius and the Rise of Calvinist Jurisprudence," by John Witte, Jr.
- On Common Law (Book 1, Chapter 13)
- On the Individual, Principal Law (Book 1, Chapter 14)
- On Public Power in General (Book 1, Chapter 32)
- On Limited Public Power (Book 1, Chapter 33)