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Throughout the beginning of time many respected cultures have had certain laws and ethnical codes most of them have some similarities but mostly they have opposite opinions or laws Examples of these laws or ethics are in entries in the book Reading About The World Volume 1 As a final we were asked to compare and focus on six examples They are The Code of Hammurabi The Law Exodus On Forgiveness Sermon on the Mount Confucius Analects The Quran and Niccolo Machiavelli I am going to begin discussing and stating laws or ethics on The Code of Hammurabi and then continue on as I have listed them above and I will be comparing them to one another and some of the stories to todays society The Code of Hammurabi is best known for its beautifully engraved diorite stela an ancient upright stone slab bearing markings which depicts the king receiving the law from Shamash the god of justice Hammurabis Code was a long lasting contribution of Mesopotamian civilization The code tells us about the attitude and daily lives of ancient Babylon To me it seemed as though the people were very dependent upon their slaves and had extreme punishment from those that disobeyed the laws concerning slaves In rule number fifteen of the code it states If anyone take a male or female slave of the court or a male or female slave of a freed man outside the city gates to escape he shall be put to deathBrians 18 The people were also very harsh towards women and did not think of them as equals In ancient Babylon time we see laws deviate from the egalitarian standard of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth but it has a twist to this because it also depended on the social status of the victim or attacker to decide its punishment or reward In rule number 198 it shows how the
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