HAMMURABI’S CODE (RULED FROM 1792 BCE-1750 BCE) HAMMURABI’S CODE: WHY? •Babylon stretched far and wide •Many different cultures to rule •(EMPIRE) HAMMURABI’S CODE: WHAT? •282 LAWS COVERING: •COMMUNITY •FAMILY RELATIONS •BUSINESS CONDUCT •CRIME What should happen to the boy that slaps his father? CODE 195: If a son strike his father, his hands shall be hewn (cut) off. What should be done to the carpenter who builds a house that falls and kills the owner? •CODE 229: …the builder shall be put to death What should be done to a free person who strikes the eye of another free person? •196. If a free person puts out the eye of another free person, that person's eye shall be put out. What should happen if a surgeon saves the life of a free person? A slave? 215. If a surgeon performs a major operation which saves the life of a free person, that surgeon shall be paid eighty grams of silver. 217. If the person is a slave, the owner shall pay sixteen grams of silver to the surgeon. What happens if a free person kidnaps another free person? •14. If a free person kidnaps the son of another free person, the kidnapper shall be executed. What if a slave denies their master? •282. If a slave says to the master, "you are not my master," the master shall cut off the slave's ear.