Assignment: complete the following on the same sheet of paper you completed the pre-assignment. Read the documents that contain sections of Hammurabi’s Code, Draco’s Law, Rome’s Twelve Tables, and Justinian’s Code. Using the information from these documents complete the following tasks:
Does the law code effectively distribute power while maintaining order?
Does the law code unify the people around the author’s leadership?
Does the law code reinforce behaviors that are acceptable while providing consequences for unacceptable behavior?
Hammurabi’s Code: How does social class play a role in Hammurabi’s Code?
Hammurabi’s Code: How is the river used to determine a person’s fate in Hammurabi’s Code?
Draco’s Law: What does Draco himself say about the use of the death penalty for most offenses?
Draco’s Law: How did the public respond to Draco’s Law Code?
Twelve Tables: Why do you think that displaying the Twelve Tables benefited the Roman citizens?
Twelve Tables: What does the Twelve Tables say about marriage between different classes of citizens?
Justinian’s Code: What types of laws does Justinian’s Code mention in the reading?
Justinian’s Code: What role do the jurisconsults play in the legal system? Why are they important?
COMMON FEATURES: What common features are shared between these documents? (Provide examples)
DIFFERENCES: How are these documents distinctly different from one another? (Provide examples)