Monday, August 21, 2017

Figure 92

© Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
(Photograph by David E. Graves, ECM)
Plaster reproduction of the Law Code of Hammurabi listing 282 laws phrased in a typical casuistic (Lat. casus, meaning “case”) style, where each separate law states a hypothetical case followed by the appropriate penal.

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