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codes of law in world history

Please, read the excerpts from the Code of Hammurabi, perhaps, one of the most famous, or infamous, codes of law in world history. After you read the text (several times, if necessary), answer the questions below.
Questions to Answer:
1. In your opinion, are the laws of the Hammurabi Code harsh? Are they just? Why do you think so? Provide specific examples from the text to illustrate and support your argument.
2. How do the laws of the Hammurabi Code compare to modern-day laws? Can you find any that are similar to what we have today? Provide specific examples from the text. (Hint: You should be able to find at least 3 similarities. I challenge you to find more than that.)