This discussion focuses on the Code of Hammurabi. Read the two excerpts in the Pearson text at the end of the chapter. The Code maintains that provides justice for the land. Assume the role of a woman, a slave, a freeborn person, a builder, or a noble. From the point of view of your chosen role, what rights do you have under the code? Are you treated the same way under the law for the same crime as those of any other class or sex? If so, how is this the case? If not, explain with clear examples. Based on what you see for this role, is the Code in fact just? Does it provide justice for the land?
What do your reflections suggest that justice is? How would it be defined in Hammurabi’s time? Is this the same notion of justice we have today? Why or why not?