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Unit 1 Discussion: The Lawcode of Hammurabi Role: Slave 1.Based on the Code, what rights, responsibilities, and protections do you have?
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2.From the point of view of your role, does the Code provide equality for you relative to other members of the society given the culture of the times and place? Please provide examples to support your answer.
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Unformatted text preview:3. Was it a just code in the context of the times and place? What does it show us about the Mesopotamian worldview? Cite specific examples from the Code to support your position. It was a just code in this time and place. It shows that Mesopotamians believed they were on a higher level of importance than slaves, considering that slaves were in the same category as an ox mentioned in code 7. Code 7 says: If any one buy from the son or the slave of another man, without witnesses or a contract, silver or gold, a male or female slave, an ox or a sheep, an ass or anything, or if he take it in charge, he is considered a thief and shall be put to death. Works Cited: "The Avalon Project : Code of Hammurabi." The Avalon Project : Code of Hammurabi , avalon.law.yale.edu/ancient/hamframe.asp. Accessed 24 Aug. 2017.