Ancient civilizations law and order


Assignment: complete the following on the same sheet of paper you completed the pre-assignment



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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?

Questions:

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)


LECTURE NOTES:



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