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When was Hammurabi the king of Babylon?
What were some traits of Hammurabi that we know about today?
We know that he was an excellent general, great administrator and a patron of the arts
What did Hammurabi believe in?
Hammurabi believed in punishing the dishonest/unlawful
Hammurabi appointed a committee to do what?
He appointed a committee to reverse laws and therefore create one set of laws for the entire empire.
What was the purpose of Hammurabi's laws?
The purpose was "to cause justice to prevail in the land, destroy wicked and evil, prevent strong from oppressing the weak and further the welfare of the people"
How many laws did Hammurabi's code have?
What were the categories the laws were broken in to?
Trade, family, labor, real estate, and personal property
What was the basic promise of the code of Hammurabi?
" eye for eye and tooth for tooth"
The code of Hammurabi was the first effort to do what?
It was the first effort of an empire to record all of it's laws
Who enforced the laws of The Code of Hammurabi?
Were the punishments fitting of the crimes?
Most punishments were very severe but most punishments did indeed fit the crime
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