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Unformatted text preview: Centre 2-Temple of the Goddess Bau: Lagash, ca, 2350 B.C., Talks about the types of work Queen Shagshag had female servants performing such as female vocalist, grounding grain for pigs and a brewery which employed 6 females. Laws that seemed to protect certain rights of women Centre 7-Laws in the Hammurabi Code #129-“If a married lady is caught lying with another man, they shall bind them and cast them into the water. If her husband wishes to let his wife live, then the king shall let his servant live.” Laws that parallel ours with regard to marriage Laws that contrast with ours laws regarding marriage If you were a scholar reading the ancient cuneiform tablets, what additional aspects about women’s lives would you want to discover?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 205 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at McGill.
- Spring '08