Hammurabi's code reflected the Mesopotamian society of his time. Indicate the major features of this society as they are reflected in the code. What were the advantages and disadvantages of such a code? What do you think the average Babylonian citizen thought of the code? Can you check my essay.
a) Family, business, marriage, and law were important values in Mesopotamian society
b) Advantage was that laws and punishments were doled out consistently and without favoritism for special people or circumstances
c) Disadvantage was that laws and punishments were different for different genders and classes
d) Average citizen may have thought code was fair because it didn't rely on whims of a divine king; ruler of Babylon was not considered divine, so law was separate institution from religion
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