Please pick a current article on Sciencedaily.com reflecting the topic.
In your analysis of these laws, you may focus on one or more of the specific
features of Mesopotamian society:
• Gender relationships
• Social classes
• Property ownership
• Commercial activity and economics
• State institutions and government
• Social practices and structures
• Crime and punishment
Discuss whatever specific feature(s) you choose as they reflected in the individual laws.
You may also keep in mind that these laws are “epigraphic” – in that they include a
preamble by Hammurabi himself. How is Hammurabi “immortalized” by these laws?
How does this shape this law code’s meaning and significance?
This is not a “research” paper assignment therefore papers do not require any sources to
be cited (class notes and class texts are exceptions and may be referenced). Papers must
|Academic Level||College (1-2 years: Freshmen, Sophomore)|
|Paper Type||Article review|
|Number of Pages||1 Page(s)/275 words|