Hammurabi: The King Of Babylon

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Hammurabi “The king of Babylonia,“ carved one of the world 's oldest sets of laws in the 18th century.Hammurabi ruled over most of Mesopotamia by taking over Larsa and Mari two large cities in Mesopotamia. Hammurabi wanted justice and order because of all the commotion going on while taking over the cities. Hammurabi with the permission of the gods and the instruction of shamash the god of justice.But was Hammurabi 's code just?He carved 282 laws on a stele as a whole these laws were called Hammurabi 's code.Hammurabi 's code was made in 1800 b.c.e.In the 18th century, these laws were fair and valid however the punishments and consequences weren 't equal.The punishment you get was based either on your gender or what part of the social class you were in etc . From this point on we will discuss law #195,law#218 and law#23.Where the punishments and payment equal among all citizens. In my opinion, they weren 't. Hammurabi 's punishments and payments toward the citizens upper,middle and lower based on their gender or social status was unequal.For example, Law #213 If a man has struck the slave girl of a free man and causes her to lose the fruit of her womb he shall pay two shekels of silver.Law number 209 says that if a man has struck the daughter of a free man then he shall pay 10 sheckles of silver.In thse two cases…show more content…
Hammurabi 's code and punishment was unfair to the citizens for example, in law #23 if the robber is not caught then the city and the mayor in which the robbery took place must replace his or her belongings. This is unfair to the citizens of babylonia because they didn 't commit the crime and they have to give away a their belongings and give to a stranger when it was only one person 's doing .The citizens shouldn 't have to reimburse the person if they didn 't rob them in the first place .Hammurabi 's law against property was unfair to the citizens and the society of babylon.His law affects everyone in babylonia in a bad way people lose
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