FYI: The Code of Hammurabi



Apr 29, 2004 9:17:55

I found this and thought that someone else here might find it a useful resource.


Apr 29, 2004 9:25:26
Funny you should bring this up. I based Hamanu's code on this same page. From what I can tell, Hamanu is pretty much based on Hamurabi. Their names, structure, and so on, are very similar.


Apr 29, 2004 11:28:12
Wasn't there a Code of Hamanu written and up on the site, based on it? Or is that the same one you're referring to DS?


Apr 29, 2004 11:47:44
If it was, I never saw it. I actually did a paper on Hamurabi my Junior year in high school (we're the same age, I think, so you know what that means). It came out at the same time as DS. For that reason, I had my PCs visiting the "City of Laws" very often.

If did the Code of Hamanu, that would definitely be cool, if not, Hamurabi's works. I mean:

If a man, who had adopted a son and reared him, founded a household, and had children, wish to put this adopted son out, then this son shall not simply go his way. His adoptive father shall give him of his wealth one-third of a child's portion, and then he may go. He shall not give him of the field, garden, and house.

If this guy wasn't the first lawyer, I don't know who was.


Apr 29, 2004 11:59:15
There's a copy of Hamanu's Code on Jon's site


Apr 29, 2004 12:49:53
Ok, it's on Jon's site. I remember downloading it, and looking at it before. Just couldn't remember where from.


Apr 29, 2004 15:43:32
Was just talking to a friend about this very subject the other day.

Very interesting stuff.