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Why was it important that Hammurabi’s code
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If a man putout the eye of another man, his eye shall be putout If he break another man’s bone, his bone shall be broken If he putout the eye of a freedman, or break the bone of a freedman, he shall pay one gold mina.
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If a man putout the eye of a man’s slave, or break the bone of a man’s slave, he shall pay one-half of its value If a physician heal the broken bone or diseased soft part of a man, the patient shall pay the physician five shekels in money If he were a freedman he shall pay three shekels If he were a slave his owner shall pay the physician two shekels Hammurabi, from the Code of Hammurabi, translated by L. W. King
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