breaks the bone of another mans slave, then he shall pay (the owner) half his value. Here is an excerpt from the prologue: "bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; so that the strong should not harm the weak, so that I should rule. The Life Times of Hammurabi. In the early the Remarriages and Their Advantages years of his reign, Hammurabi mostly participated in traditional activities, such as repairing buildings, digging canals, and fighting wars. The core of the code is a list of almost 300 laws that address many aspects of daily life, from medical malpractice to the proper fees for the hire of an ox, ferryboat, or day laborer. For example, one law states that a sailor should be paid six gur of grain per year. The code of Hammurabi is believed to have greatly influenced the development of Near Eastern civilizations for centuries after it was written. As an unchangeable, fairly indestructible written code, it not only influenced other cultures (such as the Syro-Roman and Mahommedan) later in history, but it also gave us a first hand account of what life was like in a culture that was lost so many centuries ago. Here are some of the major sections of the code: Prologue. His artists carved several copies of the text on stone monuments, but only one of them is well preserved; it now stands in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Hammurabi was primarily influential to the world because of his code of laws. Almost all the laws use the same format: if, x happens, then, y will be the consequence. It is about seven feet tall and two feet wide. He conquered all of Mesopotamia and established the first Babylonian Empire. Hammurabi also established a set of laws that is today called the Code of Hammurabi. The code itself tells archeologists a lot about the lives of the people of Babylon.
To the ancient Babylonians, revenge wasnt seen as revenge: it was seen as fair and just compensation for a committed crime. But this only applies when the person is of the same social status. If the man drowns, he is proven to be guilty.
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