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Homework for Friday, September 25th

September 23, 2015

For homework I would like you to do two things. First, attached below you will find Hammurabi’s Code. Read the Code and then answer in written form the questions below. Bullet points are fine.

1. What themes of royal power and Babylonian cosmogony are evident in the Prologue?

2. One important legal concept is judicial principle or judicial precedent. Define the word “precedent” in the context of the law.

3. In these laws, Hammurabi set forth several legal principles and precedents that are still in use today. Find as many as you can and cite specific law(s) in the Code which are examples of them.

4. As with any primary resource, we can analyze Hammurabi’s Code to determine characteristics of everyday Babylonian life. Find as many as you can and cite specific law(s) in the Code which are examples of them.

Second you should begin to think about Monday’s test. Please do three things in preparation for your studying this weekend.

1. Compile and be able to define all the terms we have put on the board and/or discussed in class. You should the historical ID rubric we discussed in class.

2. Think about the major themes we have touched on in class and consider how an essay might be structered around those themes. Try to answer your questions using the five paragraph essay as your outline.

3. Look again at the main passages of the Enuma Elish. There will be a section of the test in which you will be asked to identify a few passages and their importance.

Hammurabi’s Code

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