It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world. The sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi , enacted the code. A partial copy exists on a 2. It consists of laws, with scaled punishments, adjusting "an eye for an eye , a tooth for a tooth" lex talionis [1] as graded based on social stratification depending on social status and gender, of slave versus free, man versus woman. Nearly half of the code deals with matters of contract, establishing the wages to be paid to an ox driver or a surgeon for example.

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Subjects Law -- Eshnunna. Law -- Iraq -- Eshnunna. Notes Includes text of laws in romanized Akkadian and Portuguese translation. Bibliography: p. View online Borrow Buy. Set up My libraries How do I set up "My libraries"? University of Sydney Library. Open to the public ; None of your libraries hold this item.

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