They also carved into clay or stone tablets. Laws and codes are needed to help control and set justice in society. Documents 2 and 5 mention the early laws and codes society had to bide by. Hammurabi, mentioned in Document 2, was a great ruler in Mesopotamia. He is known for making Hammurabi's Code which was important because it helped to govern a civilization while trying to protect people, no
In the Middle Kingdom, gods were believed to care for all of its people and not just the Divine Monarch (Wallech, 2013, p. 60). The rulers cared for the kingdom 's people which showed a sharp change in attitudes toward people. No longer was the ruler placed on a pedestal and treated like untouchable royalty. Treating citizens as a part of society assisted Egypt in growing and becoming successful in trade, writing and protecting itself. In Babylonia, the people were treated as sacred to the kingdom while outsiders were viewed as alien (Wallech, 2013, p.43).
If Crito helps him escape, he will earn a bad reputation as well. If his friends help him escape, they would be putting themselves in danger of being prosecuted and losing their money. His children would be known to have a father who's on the run because he broke the law and they would be left alone if he escapes to another city. They would be left alone even if he stays in jail and faces his execution, but it is better if they stay in Athens with people they know. If he escapes to another city, they will view him as a criminal and if his children came with him they would be viewed as foreigners.
the Death penalty cannot be applied to both groups, for example, some who commits it to defend from yourself, do not deserve to receive capital punishment, however someone who has committed a serial murder. Definitely deserve to death penalty. We have a proverb in Dray that each tree has a couple of rotten fruit and for preventing from spoilage of other fruits they must be removed, society is the
This proves to be significant because this shows the lengths that Ronnie is willing to go to in order to keep his friend safe. Withholding information from the police about a murder can make you an accessory to the crime, despite knowing this he was willing to lie and possibly endanger himself. Obstructing justice so that your friend can be safe is a very difficult decision to make, as it affects more than just you. The parents of Gene Hanlon would be devastated to not know how their son died, the police will have spent lots of their time and money on a case that only two people truly understand how it unfolded. The soldier in the story “Gregory” also made many sacrifices for his friend, but in a much more subtle way.
One of them is that both have scribes in the middle class that recorded laws and taxes to help the ruler. They also have Nobles and priests in the upper class to help the pharaoh govern Egypt. Both have slaves at the bottom that owed something or were prisoners of war. Therefore, these two great civilizations have many similarities in social class These great civilizations also
Based on what I read, according to these two laws, Hammurabi’s Code was too strict. As you can see, Hammurabi had harsh rules, instead of trying to fix things, he gave consequences. Additionally, it made people lose some kind of property. For example in Law 23, if a robbery has been made and the robber isn’t caught, the society has to give back the items. Also, in Law 48, if a man borrows money from another man for crops, and a natural disaster ruins the crops, the man doesn’t have to pay back for a while.
This law seems, as well, too harsh. The son should get a punishment but getting your hands cut off for hitting his father would lead to son being scared. In conclusion, Hammurabi 's code is unjust. The evidence shows that the Personal Injury Laws didn’t protect all people equally, the Property Laws punishments were too harsh, and the Family Laws can cause someone 's death.
According to Hinman (5), just punishment is the one that happens to those who are proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. This is important because capital punishment is irreversible and hence only the guilty should be executed. However, there are many cases of innocent people who have been sentenced to death only to have their appeals granted at the last minute, or worse, denied and executed. It is on these grounds that Bedau (2007) argues against the death penalty because it is unjust and unfair. About unfairness, he goes on to add that racial and economic discrimination are also a factor to consider when meting out capital punishment.
The Greatness of Gilgamesh When model rulers of the ancient world come to mind, they tend to have redeeming qualities. Moses led the exodus of the enslaved Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea. Julius Caesar was a man of the people who worked for the rights of the lower-class. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that Gilgamesh didn’t fit the mold with the merciful leaders of old. Gilgamesh’s rule over Uruk is more akin to Vlad the Impaler’s.
Law 21 clearly states that if a thief has stolen property, he shall be put to death and hanged at the scene(Doc D). While others may say this is fair and that he deserves it, this law does not demarcate between official documents or a toy. Many of our youth have played harmless tricks on their peers and if they 're caught, even if it’s a dare, they shall die a painful and torturous death. This removes one man from society and it lowers the moral of the city and in turn, Babylonian, crippling it.
When a person does wrong, there will always be some type of penalty, some of which are jail time depending on how bad the crime is. The crime will determine the time you will be put in jail, probation, and the death penalty. The death penalty would be considered the worst one because in the end, the criminal would be killed. In some states the
CHW3M CCA Step1: Mesopotamia/Egypt Paragraph Outline Template Topic Sentence Ancient Egypt possessed a sophisticated and influential religion system that is essential to the growth of a thriving civilization by the cohesive worshipping of multiple deities, the abiding belief and consistent maintenance of Maat, and the intricate performance of the funerary customs. (The outline is not helpful without the TS because it contains your argument) Sub-topic 1: Worship of multiple deities 1. Point
The beliefs and religion of the Sumerians and Egyptians lead to stable conditions for civilizations. The Sumerians were polytheistic, people believing in many gods. There has been over 3,000 gods and goddesses identified. For Sumerians, the most prominent building in the city was the temple. Ziggurats are massive towers dedicated to the chief god or goddess of their city which also stored surplus of food.